Internet is said to have converted the world into a small village. In a way it has, but as with all innovations, it has started to behave like a monster. The so called social media, for example, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc provided an excellent platform for sharing information and interacting with one another, even with unknown people. I myself have made some good friends through Facebook. It provided an excellent platform for sharing our views on different issues quickly and without any fear. But gradually, the wicked souls took over and now it is no more safe to share your real thoughts on these fora. Trolling is the least dangerous of the latest trends. More often fake, untrue and false news is being posted to incite the gullible people which has led to killing of innocent people every where, and , this is in not only in India.
The people at the whelm of affairs who hogged all the initial credit find themselves helpless to control the menace. While governments are rightly worried and want a censorship, the enlightened citizens are worried about their fundamental right of free expression. Obviously no such right can absolute. If we fail to control our behaviour restrictions are bound to be there. As always, majority is likely to suffer for the follies of some unruly elements. Can the inventors do something? I am doubtful!