Hyderabad CP Sandeep Shandilya asks social media users to be careful, to avoid video chats with strangers
He also advised users not to accept friend requests from strangers and to use two-factor authentication on their social media platforms
HYDERABAD: Following the recent deepfake viral video of actor Rashmika Mandanna, Hyderabad city police commissioner Sandeep Sandhilya issued important instructions to social media users on Saturday in order to prevent becoming a victim of deep fake videos.
Sandeep Shandilya urged that social media users refrain from uploading profile pictures and to keep their accounts locked. He also advised users not to accept friend requests from strangers and to use two-factor authentication on their social media platforms.
He also warned social media users to avoid video chats with strangers and friends because they can be morphed and circulated. He requested that social media users not share their private video chats with anyone.
He also advised users to contact the police immediately if they were blackmailed, and that they would take precautions and take strict action against the perpetrators.
He also urged youngsters to be polite when commenting, and posting comments on social media platforms. The victims can file complaints with the Hyderabad city police department at 9490616555 or 8712660001.