Social media misuse has taken dangerous turn, govt must step in now, says Supreme Courthttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/sc-says-centre-should-frame-guidelines-to-deal-with-social-media-misuse-6024070/

Social media misuse has taken dangerous turn, govt must step in now, says Supreme Court

A bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose expressed serious concern over some social media platforms not being able to trace the originator of a message or an online content and said the government must step in now.

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The bench said neither the apex court nor the high court is competent to decide this scientific issue.

Observing that technology has taken a “dangerous turn”, the Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Centre to apprise it within three weeks about the time-frame needed to come up with guidelines to curb misuse of social media in India.

A bench comprising justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose expressed serious concern over some social media platforms not being able to trace the originator of a message or an online content and said the government must step in now.

Calling it a scientific issue, the bench said that neither the top court nor the high court is competent to decide this.”It is for the government to come up with appropriate guidelines to deal with these issues,” it said according to PTI.

“We can’t get away by saying that we don’t have a technology to track originators of online crime, if there is a technology to do it, then there is a technology to stop it,” the court said.

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