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Deepfake-spotting startup eyes Asian government clients

Deepmedia CEO Rijul Gupta says concerns over fake online content are growing

Deepmedia founder and CEO Rijul Gupta says the startup is in talks with "multiple Asian governments" regarding its deepfake-hunting technology. (Source photo by AP and logo from Deepmedia's website)

TOKYO -- A U.S. startup that detects fake media online recently secured a multimillion-dollar deal with the U.S. government and is now turning its attention to Asia, where it says governments are increasingly concerned about the spread of misinformation.

Deepmedia recently signed a $25 million, three-year contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to provide its software to monitor so-called deepfakes, specifically those made in "English, Russian, Ukrainian and Mandarin."

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