PM Modi and Mamata Banerjee React to AI-Generated Spoof Videos, Igniting Debate on Freedom of Expression

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are in the spotlight due to AI-generated spoof videos featuring them.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are in the spotlight due to AI-generated spoof videos featuring them.
  • PM Modi shared a video on social media where his face was superimposed onto a clip of American rapper Lil Yachty dancing, sparking comparisons to a similar spoof involving CM Mamata Banerjee.
  • The incidents have ignited a debate on freedom of expression and the role of law enforcement in managing online content, with critics questioning the authorities’ response to such memes.

In a recent turn of events, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have become the subjects of attention due to AI-generated spoof videos circulating on social media platforms. The PM shared a video where his face was digitally placed onto a popular meme clip of an American rapper dancing on stage, while CM Banerjee was similarly featured in a spoof video.

The reaction to these videos has sparked comparisons, particularly regarding the responses from authorities. While PM Modi’s post seemed to be a light-hearted reaction, CM Banerjee’s situation took a more serious turn when individuals who shared the spoof video of her received legal notices from the Cyber Crime division of Kolkata Police. This move prompted criticism from various quarters, including BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya and actress Kangana Ranaut, who questioned the need for such strict actions against meme creators.

The incidents have reignited discussions surrounding freedom of expression online and the extent to which law enforcement should intervene in managing internet content. As the debate continues, it highlights the complexities of balancing individual rights with societal norms in the digital age.