Cyber Crimes and the Role of Digital Volunteers
The current trend of misuse of social media has reached to such a stage where not many options left but to save it from negative forces. We are living in the internet age which is a boon for society especially the younger generation but the unfortunate misuse increasing at a shocking rate. It has left much to think about moving in and intercept it immediately. The matter is no more limited to uploading porn clips and naked photos but has gone too far. I am sure Digital Volunteers will help stop Cyber Crime in near future.
I do not have to tell you that technology is growing at a rapid rate in the world and India is also growing at a faster rate. But the cyber crimes, bullying and political misuse associated with this increase is a big problem as well. We cannot deny that technology is bringing cyber-crimes at a much faster rate than the technology itself perhaps.
Hacking is not the only cyber-crime
We consider hacking as most common cyber-crime but what we overlook is the political misuse of the technology. You can prevent hacking by preventive measures to some extent but the way the political misuse is taking up to the technology is going a bit too far. The unlawful sources have reach to a computer system and they can change the entire picture of a political campaign.
The matter of misuse is not limited to cyber bullying and porn but certain radical elements are using social media for their vested interests especially in Asia. The different cultures and religions exist and their relations are on stake at the slightest of provocation. So it will prove a good experiment.
Role of social media is game changer
Social media, which otherwise plays a big role in bridging the gap in between communities at the same time is being used for bringing up controversial or sensitive issues for creating differences in between different ethnic and religious groups.
Now, local administrations in different states of India are in the process of appointing digital volunteers for keeping a check on all such elements. I hope this will be similar to informers for police chosen for the specific purpose from the residents of the same locality.
Digital volunteers will play a vital role
So, our governments are taking up this matter seriously hence the appointment of digital volunteers. The local administration has appointed these volunteers in a large number from persons active on internet for longer time with initial training of tools. Also these volunteers have been provided with advance application for social media analysis training.
Digital volunteers will play the similar role on internet keeping an eye on social media and networking sites for objectionable remarks, posts and photos reporting them to nearest cyber cell established for this very purpose.
There is no shortage of experts in computer field in India but most of them are not aware where to report all such persons for inappropriate activities. Therefore a formal training to 300-400 persons in each city should help control cyber crimes and undesired activities to large extent. It should help getting rid of political and religious hatred and terrorist activities under control.
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