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Misuse of internet

The internet is undoubtedly one of the marvelous creations of the modern era which has interconnected the whole

Misuse of internet

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 July 2020 5:56 AM GMT

The internet is undoubtedly one of the marvelous creations of the modern era which has interconnected the whole world like a series of webs with each other. Information from the availability of jobs to the location of a place can be traced out through the internet with the click of a button and although this has been beneficial for many but, there is another side to it. The internet, although created with the purpose of taking humanity to another level. But at the same time, it has also resulted in disastrous consequences often destroying carriers, lives etc. There are many instances where people have misused the internet or have fallen prey to someone's conspiracy and have ended up with unwanted outcomes whether it is physically, mentally or emotionally. There also have been cases where people have used the internet for committing crimes or harassing other people. The recent incident of a teacher of Dibrugarh University making an obscene video with one of his students and uploading it in the internet is a fine example of how the internet can be misused in various ways. Nowadays people are often seen doing this kind of stuffs or using the internet as some short of weapon in order to get revenge or to take out their personal grudge on someone and this process is becoming more and more prominent in the recent times.

This creates a tension as most of the people nowadays have access to the internet and are often exposed to various chains of the web which may have an adverse effect on one's privacy as online hackings have become a prominent means for acquiring someone's private data and it may not take long to misuse that information. So, the question arises that shouldn't there be some legal restrictions that need to be addressed with regards to the internet by the authorities concerned and shouldn't one be very careful while using the internet as it can be a beneficial tool if used wisely and if not then can lead to disastrous outcomes.

Ultimately, the implementation of a thing depends on the intention of the one who uses it, if used with a bad intention then wonderful creation such as the internet, meant for uplifting the human race and society can also lead to disruption and devastation.

Dibyojyoti Brahma,

Cotton University

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