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Italian PM Giorgia Meloni Is The Latest Victim Of Deepfake Videos

Italian PM Giorgia Melony Becomes Latest Victim Of Deepfake Videos; Demands $100,000 In Damages After "Millions" Of Views!
Italy PM Giorgia Meloni Is Seeking Damages In the Deep Fake Video Case(Photo Credit –Instagram)

Fake videos of celebrities have been the cause of concern for years, but the latest victim will shock you. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is the newest victim of the deep fake videos. The Italian PM, Meloni  is seeking over 100,000 Euros, roughly $109 000 in USD, as compensation damages after deep fake adult videos of her were created and made viral online.

The deep fake video dates back to 2022, before Giorgia Meloni was appointed Prime Minister. The investigators on the case traced the sources of these deep fake videos back to a 40-year-old Man and his 73-year-old father and charged them with defamation. As per reports, Police officers tracked the smartphones that were used to upload the videos onto adult video sites.

The indictment claims that the defamatory videos were watched “millions of times” after they were put up on adult streaming sites in the United States. Certain cases of defamation, if proven criminal, can also end in jail sentences for the convicted.

The legal team for the Prime Minister also stated that the amount of damages is merely symbolic. Maria Giulia Marongiu, Ms. Meloni’s lawyer, said the demand for the compensation would “send a message to women who are victims of this kind of abuse of power not to be afraid to press charges.”.

Italian PM Giorgia Melony Becomes Latest Victim Of Deepfake Videos; Demands $100,000 In Damages After "Millions" Of Views!Italian PM Giorgia Melony Becomes Latest Victim Of Deepfake Videos; Demands $100,000 In Damages After "Millions" Of Views!
Italy PM Giorgia Meloni Is Seeking Damages In the Deep Fake Video Case(Photo Credit –Instagram)

They added that Ms Meloni would donate the entire amount to “support women who have been victims of male violence.” Prime Minister Meloni will testify in court on July 2 about the case.

In case you don’t know, Deep fake videos are altered, manipulated videos and audios are made using artificial intelligence for malicious. The sudden rise in Deep Fake videos has caused concern for the safety of public figures and celebrities’ privacy.

Celebrities worldwide have fallen prey to this recent rise in deep fake videos. Also, Hollywood stars like Taylor Swift, Natalie Portman and Gal Gadot have also been victims of the same. Globally there have been calls for stricter internet laws. Additionally, Internet foundations have also lobbied governments to do the same.

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