Sachin Tendulkar exposed and debunked fake videos circulating on social media that falsely claimed his daughter’s earnings through an online gaming app.

Former Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar took a stand against fake news circulating on social media by exposing a misleading video on January 15. Sachin shared the video, cautioning the public about the misuse of AI technology, and called on social media platforms to curb the spread of misinformation.

The misleading video, from an online gaming app, falsely claimed that Tendulkar’s daughter Sara was earning ₹1,80,000 daily through the app. Tendulkar tagged the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar, and Maharashtra Cyber on X, declaring the videos as fake and emphasizing the need for collective reporting to address the rampant misuse of technology.

“Social Media platforms need to be alert and responsive to complaints. Swift action from their end is crucial to stopping the spread of misinformation and deepfakes,” he wrote.

This incident adds to previous instances where the Tendulkar family faced online impersonation. In a similar incident last November, Sara Tendulkar exposed fake Twitter accounts spreading misinformation in her name, emphasizing the misuse of technology and its impact on truth and authenticity.

Tendulkar is set to make a return to the field for the ‘One World One Family Cup’ on January 18 at Sathya Sai Grama in Bengaluru. Organized by the Madhusudan Sai Global Humanitarian Mission, the one-off friendly match aims to support healthcare, nutrition, and education initiatives for underprivileged communities in over 30 countries.

Tendulkar and Yuvraj will lead two teams featuring star cricketers like Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Muttiah Muralitharan, and others, with players from the 1983 World Cup-winning team also in attendance.

Last Updated on January 15, 2024

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