Abuse of social media, Sibbal wants a law to curb
Union Communication and IT Minister Kapil Sibbal has said that government needs to take strict action against those social sites, which are indulged in violating the law however, he added that a law is also needed to stop the abuse of social media. Facebook and Google have agreed to help government in this regard.
Commenting about the committing criminal act by misusing technology Sibbal said, "There is no censorship in this. If technology is misused and a criminal act is committed, then we should definitely punish those behind it. For that, we don't have any mechanism as of now."
Sibbal further said, "We will have to make an attempt in this regard after talking to the various sites so that an institutional mechanism is fixed and violations do not take place. And if it takes place despite this, there should be a law so that the guilty is punished."
Sibbal said that Facebook and Google have supported us and accepted the government sides about the content posted on these sites and said that they are not correct.
"But this is the first step. The question which now arises is that the people who started this, did they take any step because of which communal disharmony took place in India and houses of the people were destroyed and a few even lost their lives," said Sibal.
It is noted that in the wake of appeals by India to remove hate posts, world's largest social networking website, Facebook, has agreed to remove content, block pages or even disable accounts of those users who upload contents that incite violence or perpetuate hate speech.
(With inputs from ANI)
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