It has recently come to light that Chinese regulators recently summoned a total of eleven domestic technology companies including Alibaba Group, Tencent, and ByteDance over concerns related to the use of ‘deepfake’ technologies on their platforms.
As reported by Reuters, China’s cyberspace administrator and the public security ministry met with these companies to discuss “security assessments” and potential concerns related to deepfakes and audio social apps.
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Moreover, regulators have also asked the companies to “conduct security assessments on their own” and submit reports to the government when they plan to add new functions or new information services that “have the ability to mobilize society”. This meeting was also attended by companies like Kuaishou Technology and Xiaomi Corp. The companies haven’t immediately responded to requests for comment.