Union Minister of State for Information Technology Rajiv Chandrasekhar (IT Minister Rajiv Chandrasekhar) said that he has given a big statement regarding the Internet. He said that the Internet is becoming toxic and through this “misinformation is being weaponized”. He said that the government will soon bring a new law to stop trolling on the Internet.
In an interview with NDTV at the India Global Forum in Dubai, IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, “Cyber Bullying is an example of “digital loss”. It will be brought under the ambit of a new law. The new law will replace the IT Act.
He said, ‘The proposed Digital India Act will be outside the purview of public consultation. With this act a person – young or old will feel safe. The IT minister further said that under the new law one would not have to worry about being trolled. Even young girls on the internet will not be a victim of cyberbullying.
Chandrasekhar said, “These are all legitimate expectations for a democracy – for young girls, young boys, students, elderly pensioners, women homemakers and young professionals, the Internet should be safe and trustworthy. The Internet cannot be a place where there is a toxic environment.” .”
The IT minister said, “I see the Internet today becoming toxic. This weaponization of misinformation. While the Internet represents a force of good. The government wants the Internet to be a force of good for 1.2 billion Indians. are.”
He said that social media poisoning has grabbed headlines recently, but there is no specific law under the IT Act that addresses the issue. Currently offenders can be booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code dealing with criminal intimidation, sexual harassment, defamation, voyeurism, online stalking and objectionable content, but the anonymity of the internet has made it easier for trolls to get away Have given.