A morphed image of the Indian wrestlers is circulating on social media, which shows the likes of Vineesh Phogat and Sangeeta Phogat smiling in a vehicle. Another athlete, Bajrang Punia tweeted against the same and stated that the wrestlers will take legal action against those circulating the image.
Bajrang Punia also shared the real picture beside the morphed image for the people to see.
IT Cell Trolls have started using AI softwares now
Look at their dirty tactics to defame Olympic Champions. First photo is real, second is manipulated. pic.twitter.com/5MXK2tNcEb
— Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) May 28, 2023
On Sunday, when the new Parliament of India was being inaugurated by the hands of the Prime Minister, the protesting wrestlers who were marching towards the parliament were detained by the police. After the detention, the police cleared the Jantar Mantar area where the protests were being held.
Several videos were making rounds on social media which showed the scuffle between the wrestlers and the Police. The friction between the two parties began when the protestors said that they will go ahead with the ‘Mahila Mahapanchayat’ near the parliament building at any cost.
Regarding morphed photo of protesting Indian female wrestlers:
Official complaint has been filed with Kolkata Police against the morphed picture of protesting wrestlers Vinesh Phogat & Sangeeta Phogat who were falsely shown smiling during their detention by… pic.twitter.com/zQ9qlynC3L
— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) May 29, 2023
Meanwhile, Sakshi Malik, the 2016 Olympic Bronze medal winner, has appealed to the international wrestling fraternity to extend their support.
Let's talk about the influence of AI on real-world data and how it can manipulate information. The recent incident involving a morphed photo of wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sangeeta Phogat highlights the impact of AI in altering images and spreading misinformation. 📸 pic.twitter.com/edLg14o4NK
— Bharath Shiva (@BharathShiva4) May 28, 2023
“To all my international fraternity. Our Prime Minister is inaugurating our new parliament. But on the other hand, our supporters have been arrested for supporting us,” wrote Malik.
To all my international fraternity
Our Prime Minister is inaugurating our new parliament
But on the other hand, Our supporters has been arrested for supporting us.
By arresting people how we can call us “mother of democracy”
India’s daughters are in pain.
— Sakshee Malikkh (@SakshiMalik) May 28, 2023
“By arresting people, how can we call us “mother of democracy.” India’s daughters are in pain,” said the wrestler.