The DeepFake software platform used by Google to distribute fake news to users of its search engine has been detected in India, the latest of several such cases.
A team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has been working on the technology for some time, but had been denied access to Google’s platform because of its location, according to a report in the Indian Express.
Google refused to release the team’s data to the news portal, claiming that it could jeopardise their security.
DeepFake, which is run by former Google software engineer Deepak Sood, uses a technique called a “fuzzing” technique to identify the source of fake news articles and other content.
The software has been found in other countries, such as Russia and China, and has also been detected elsewhere.
The company’s chief operating officer Suresh Kannan has said the technology is used to “detect” false news and fake news sites.
According to Google, the software is a “feature” of the platform, and it is not supposed to be used for malicious purposes.
Google has also said that it would never share user data with third parties.
The technology, which was introduced in February, has already been used by other social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
However, it has not been used on Google’s search engine.