- GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
- GS-3: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges,
Context: AMID the recent lawsuit against the Union Government by Twitter, online censorship has come under intense scrutiny.
- As per the recent findings of Twitter’s global transparency reports, the legal demands by the Indian government and Indian courts to get content removed from the platform witnessed a 48,000 per cent increase between 2014 and 2020.
- Additionally, as per data shared in Parliament, the number of orders to block content on social media sites by the Indian government went up by almost 2,000 per cent during the same time period.
Mains Practice Question –Do you think regulation of social media adversely impacts the freedom of speech in the society? Critically analyse.
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