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Plea for Linkage of Social Media with Aadhaar Filed in Supreme Court

Plea for Linkage of Social Media with Aadhaar Filed in Supreme Court

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Oct 2019 1:08 PM GMT

New Delhi: A public interest litigation was filed in the Supreme Court seeking to link social media sites including Twitter and Facebook with Aadhaar to weed out duplicate and fake accounts and control fake news. The plea has been filed by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay who has sought direction to the Central government to take the necessary steps to deactivate duplicate, fake and ghost social media accounts in order to control fake news and paid news. Seeking to highlight how the fake news has the tendency to influence polls in a negative manner, his plea said: “The publication of fake news involves use of black money, under-reporting of election expenses of political parties and candidates and indulging in other kinds of malpractices. The influence of black money also has the potential to result in an imbalanced election between people of different financial stature.” Upadhyay said that dictum of democracy is to ensure free and fair elections, and this can be achieved through controlling fake news. He has sought directions to the government. (IANS)

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