Will file police complaint to stop spread of CEO deepfakes, BSE says

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By Jayshree P Upadhyay

MUMBAI (Reuters) - BSE Ltd, India's oldest stock exchange, said it was filing a police complaint against unknown persons behind a "deepfake" video that purportedly shows its chief executive doling out stock tips.

"We have gone to the regulator (SEBI) and are filing a police complaint against such manipulated videos," BSE CEO Sundaramanan Ramamurthy told Reuters on Monday.

Last week, a video clip had surfaced on a social media platform that seemed to show CEO Ramamurthy giving out investment and stock advice. The BSE claimed the video was morphed.

The National Stock Exchange had issued a warning against such deepfake videos earlier this month.

(Reporting by Jayshree P Upadhyay; Editing by Pooja Desai)