NDMA Shares AI Generated Photo Of Uttarkashi Tunnel Workers, Fact Check Report

Rozana Spokesman  | Amanat Thaper

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Rozana Spokesman in its investigation found that this viral picture is AI generated

Uttarkashi Tunnel Rescue Latest Updates

Uttarkashi Tunnel Rescue Latest Updates: 41 laborers trapped in the tunnel under construction in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand for the last 17 days have been rescued safely. The entire country has heaved a sigh of relief with the success of the mission to evacuate the workers. After Success of this mission, a picture of workers holding the Indian flag inside a tunnel went viral on social media and it is being claimed that this picture is of 41 workers trapped in the tunnel under construction in Uttarkashi. This picture is being shared by many social media users including National Disaster Management Of India.

NDMA India | National Disaster Management Authority shared the viral picture and wrote, "#UttarakhandTunnelRescue"

Similarly, many users are also sharing this picture, some of the posts you can see by clicking below.

Rozana Spokesman in its investigation found that this viral picture is AI generated.

-- Spokesman's Investigation

At the beginning of the investigation, we first looked carefully at this picture. We found this image to be fishy. The hands and faces of the people seen in this picture looks slight different from normal looking people. No face is clearly visible in this picture which makes it clear that the viral picture is created with the help of AI.

Afterwards, we went ahead and checked this image on hivemoderation.com. This website checks the pictures and gives clarity whether a picture is created by AI or not. This image received a 100% AI generated rating from this website.

Hence, It is clear that the viral image was created with the help of AI.

How can AI or Deepfake be identified?

- Unnatural Eye Movements: Look for unnatural eye movements, such as no blinking or erratic movements.?

- Mismatches in Color and Lighting: Notice mismatches in color and lighting between the face and the background.?

- Audio Quality: Compare and contrast audio quality and see if it matches the lip movements.?

- Visual Inconsistencies: Analyze visual inconsistencies, such as strange body shape or movement, artificial facial movements, unnatural positioning of facial features, or awkward posture or physique.?

- Reverse Image Search: Reverse image search the video or the person to see if they are real or not.?

- Video Metadata: Inspect video metadata and see if it has been altered or edited.?

- Deepfake Detection Tools: Use deepfake detection tools, such as online platforms or browser extensions, that can flag suspicious videos.

Conclusion- Spokesman in his investigation found that the picture going viral is created with the help of AI and not a real picture. This viral post is misleading.