Addressing Deepfake through the Existing Legal Strategies in Bangladesh: An Assessment

  • Md. Al-Amin Hossain
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  • Md. Al-Amin Hossain

    Legal Advisor at Ltd. & Apprentice Lawyer at Dhaka Judge Court, Bangladesh

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A camera, so the saying goes, cannot lie. However, it has become clearly evident in this digital age that it doesn't always represent the reality. As machine learning and artificial intelligence get more advanced, more people are able to create so-called deep fake videos, images, and audios thanks to affordable, simple-to-use, and easily accessible video editing tools. These videos, in which real people and objects are depicted using, created, manipulated, and false film, are an increasing problem in modern culture. Pornographic deep fakes have been around for a long, but political deep fakes are a more recent issue. These frequently claimed to depict a well-known actress, model, or any other lady engaging in sex, but what is actually shown is the subject's face superimposed on the body of another woman who is engaging in the act. The simplest way to create a deep fake is by using this capability, which is referred to as face-swapping. The authors of this study applied qualitative method with analytical structural design. This paper discusses the moral, governmental, and legal ramifications of each of those deep fake classifications. The authors emphasize that, comparable to numerous other technologies in the previous, deep fakes are initially met with apprehension before becoming broadly accepted. This is because the initial uses of deep fakes were for certain evil goals (revenge porn and political campaigns). The paper additionally addresses the government's and online content distribution companies' potential roles in combating deep fakes. The report also presents a promising future scenario for how the democratization of AI can resolve the ethical issues as well as delt with current law and regulation of Bangladesh with further recommendation for deep fakes that are currently in the spotlight. The privacy and security of users will suffer as a result. Governments around the world are starting to respond to these applications that violate privacy, Bangladesh looking into TikTok's privacy concerns and enacting legislation to lessen the influence of deep fakes on society also India and other countries are banning TikTok. The deep fake's ethical and legal repercussions technology are examined in this paper, along with a number of international laws and an analysis of Bangladesh's approach to combating the deep fake crime.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1119 - 1132


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