NEW DELHI: With the function of media coming below scrutiny amid proliferation of pretend information, editor of Thuglak, S Gurumurthy on Tuesday advised a whole ban on social media whereas addressing a seminar right here to mark Nationwide Press Day.
Calling it anarchic, Gurumurthy stated social media poses a threat to “everyone’s picture, nationwide safety and nationwide curiosity”.
A number of the individuals within the seminar, organised by the Press Council of India, disagreed saying whereas measures should be taken to examine the circulation of unverified data, a whole ban on social media wouldn’t be an acceptable step to examine the unfold of misinformation.
In an audio-visual message, Union Info and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur additionally known as on the media to curb faux information.
“Nationwide Press Day is a day to mirror upon the function of media and the press in elevating the problems that matter to the residents of India. The media is a watchdog and has a key function to play within the vibrant democracy of India.
“On at the present time, I name upon my mates from media to make all efforts to curb the menace of pretend information and faux narratives. The federal government on its half has taken measures like institution of truth examine unit at Press Info Bureau which has gained recognition,” he stated.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu stated the function of media in offering genuine and unbiased information and data assumes enormous significance in current instances.