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How Hindu supremacists are tearing India apart | World news | The Guardian
This sounds pretty terrifying.
For seven decades, India has been held together by its constitution, which promises equality to all. But Narendra Modi’s BJP is remaking the nation into one where some people count as more Indian than others.
bjp  abvp  rss  india  fascism  hindutva  politics  asia 
6 weeks ago by jm
An Indian politician is using deepfake technology in an election campaign
A deepfake of the president of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Manoj Tiwari, went viral on WhatsApp in the country earlier this month, ahead of legislative assembly elections in Delhi, according to Vice. It’s the first time a political party anywhere has used a deepfake for campaigning purposes. In the original video Tiwari speaks in English, criticizing his political opponent Arvind Kejriwal and encouraging voters to vote for the BJP. The second video has been manipulated using deepfake technology so his mouth moves convincingly as he speaks in Haryanvi, the Hindi dialect spoken by the target voters for the BJP.
deepfakes  video  fakes  campaigning  politics  india  bjp 
6 weeks ago by jm

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