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Flawed escape clauses of social media

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Social media have extended us the incredible platform to share our thoughts with the society at large and made the impossibility of getting connected or at least earning the attention of various administrative authorities, including the Ministers and the Ministries, possible.

However, this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious platform too is not sacrosanct in reality. In the recent past, the donnybrook that have erupted on Twitter over the Indian EAM’s decision to issue passports in favour of a particular couple, whether interfaith or of the similar religious belief is immaterial to me as a rational commoner, distinctly raised some pertinent questions from the wiser citizenry, to which both the EAM and the concerned Ministry maintained dead silence. The miniscule abusers though were promptly responded with much more weightage of online polling.

Such social networking platforms use certain jargons, taken from the English words that have entirely different meanings in its regular usage throughout eons of civilization.

Twitter is generously indulgent towards usage of jargons as Troll and has officially validated the usage of the word “Follower” with any Twitter account.

A. Definition of Troll in English language:

Troll, a noun, means in folklore an ugly cave-dwelling creature depicted as either a giant or a dwarf.

On Twitter it has urbanised misperception of someone who leaves an intentionally annoying message on the internet, in order to get attention or cause trouble.

OR

A message that someone leaves on the internet that is intended to annoy people.

B. Definition of Follower in English language :

Follower, a noun, means a person who supports and admires a particular person or set of ideas.

On Twitter Followers too are misperceived in its elucidation of eons, whereas it actually ranges from the harshest critics to the most ardent admirers, courtesy the programming logic of Twitter.

The scores of decent questioning lot thus became Trolls overnight from Followers, to the EAM of India that she in all probabilities expected to be her disciples. Such uncontaminated liberalism, goes without saying, disapproved abuses from Day One of the brouhaha, owing to its fundamental characteristics.

That the respectable EAM chose to respond to the abusive lot, rather than submitting a clarification to the questioning rest is entirely her prerogative, but to us, the law abiding citizenry, well equipped with its right to question, neither the Minister nor her Ministry was of any help by staying silent, which arguably raised doubts in favour of the procedural lapses.

Finally, it is about time that the social networking platforms like the Twitter or Facebook made it mandatory to verify every user for authenticity purpose, that would greatly discourage the abusers.

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