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Gov’t eyes legal action vs. deep fake video creators, spreaders!

Tech giants have expressed willingness to help the government in fighting online threats.
Gov’t eyes legal action vs. deep fake video creators, spreaders!
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Foreign actor possibly behind fake Marcos video

The Presidential Communications Office said the government is considering legal action against those behind a deep fake video showing President Bongbong Marcos seemingly asking the Armed Forces to act against another nation.

The PCO learned about the video through its mainstream media and social media platforms monitoring, said Martin.

PCO Assistant Secretary Patricia Kayle Martin said the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) suspects a foreign actor is behind the act.

Martin said in a radio interview that the deep fake videos have since been taken down. Authorities have reached out to the DICT and National Security Council (NSC) which are now investigating the issue.

The PCO official urged the people to stop spreading fake news, stressing it may lead to serious repercussions and endanger the country’s foreign relations and national security.

Actually, di ba ang dati po ang problema natin mga—may makikita tayo sa social media na mga quote cards or mga memes lang, ngayon iba na eh. Pati kasi ‘yung boses mayroon na. So, talagang mahalaga na tigilan ‘yung ganitong uri ng fakenews dahil may potential itong magdulot ng malubhang pinsala sa ating foreign relations and national security, she said.

According to Martin, tech giants like Google, TikTok, and Meta have expressed willingness to help the government fight online threats. These platforms are PCO’s partners in its Media and Information Literacy Campaign.

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Source: PCO

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