THE CAPITAL POST, in its 11th edition has raised the voice for “Whatsapp” and few other social messaging tools turning into a breeding ground for fake news and mischievous misinformation leading to lynching of innocents. This is how we have got a blasting response, PM Modi’s response being the terrific one:
A WAVE IN THE NATION!
PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI has initiated a move where THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS has asked the Intelligence Bureau and State police forces to raise special units for deflating deceptions going viral. PM Modi has expressed concerns over anti-social elements using various social media platforms to spread malicious content.
On the other hand, Ministry of Home Affairs has been pushing for institutional arrangements for handling menace created by the rumors on social media platforms. The ministry is of the view that India needs to have Central Reporting Mechanism, which could be India’s hotline portal, as has been done in other countries like US.
“We have developed an app called ‘Hawk Eye’ that is being used to effectively counter the misinformation campaign. At least 15 lakh mobile users in Telangana have subscribed to the app and that facilitates them to make a complaint if they come across anything objectionable and the police also uses it send notifications from time to time to educate them”– Srinath Reddy, Head of IT Cell of Hyderabad Police
“We need to develop technology to break the encryption and ask the service providers give us access through law of the land. The government is already on this aspect. In Assam, we have started ‘Cyber Dome’ an integrated structure for enhanced virtual patrolling to neutralize the inflammatory contents; idea is not to block the social messaging platforms but regulate it properly with enhanced capabilities”–Mukesh Sahay, Former Director General of Police of Assam
GOOGLE & APPLE SUPPORT TOO
Apple News and Google News are now taking appropriate steps to curb Fake News in today’s digital era. Both companies will also resort to people to refine the Artificial Intelligence and News content to prevent the fake news. The main purpose of Apple News and Google News is now to highlight fact-based quality reporting and research-based story.
KNOW WHAT ARE THEY UPTO?
Apple is ready to get aligned with a good lot of reputable journalists from around the world, who will be checking all the news that will be posted by Apple News, improving it by checking its fact. Journalists working in Apple News will use different types of algorithms to select, manage, and post in news. For this, dozens of journalists will read the news and check its facts.
Google has worked on the Artificial Intelligence, apart from Apple. To be noted, the possibility of faulty news articles propagation through Artificial Intelligence remains low.