29.7 C
Delhi
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Govt exploring use of AI to tackle social media misuse

- Advertisement -

Govt exploring use of AI to tackle social media misuseNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) To stop spread of disinformation leading to widespread public disorder, the government is exploring use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to remove such content automatically from social media platforms.

The Centre is to “take up the issue with representatives of various international social media platforms operating in the country and monitor their compliance to instructions issued by lawful authorities under Information Technology Act.”

Sources said “The introduction of Artificial Intelligence to remove objectionable content automatically from social media platforms needs to be explored.”

This step was proposed after the government witnessed widespread public disorder because of spread of rumours in mob lynching cases. The Ministry of Home Affairs has taken up the matter and is exploring ways to implement it.

On the rise in sharing of fake news over social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad had said in Lok Sabha that “With a borderless cyberspace coupled with the possibility of instant communication and anonymity, the potential for misuse of cyberspace and social media platforms for criminal activities is a global issue.”

Prasad explained that cyberspace is a complex environment of people, software, hardware and services on the internet. He said he is aware about the spread of misinformation.

The Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 has provisions for removal of objectionable online content. Social media platforms are intermediaries as defined in the Act. Section 79 of the Act provides that intermediaries are required to disable/remove unlawful content on being notified by appropriate government or its agency.

He said, “Ministry of Home affairs has issued a number of advisories which includes advisory on untoward incidents in the name of protection of cows dated 09.08.2016, advisory on cyber crime prevention and control dated 13.01.2018 and also an advisory on incidents of lynching by mobs in some states fuelled by rumours of lifting/kidnapping of children dated 04.07.2018.”

However, to remove a single content from social media platforms, the process is very lengthy and it takes lot of time to clean it up digitally. The central government is now exploring the use of Artificial Intelligence in this regard, sources said.

India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News

India successfully tested laser-guided anti-tank missile

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The indigenously-developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) was again successfully test-fired on Thursday, destroying a target at a longer...

India Army to get new communication network for Rs 7,796 cr

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) For better survivability and responsiveness in operational situations, the Cabinet Committee on Security on Thursday approved a proposal for...

After drama over detention while going to Hathras, Rahul, Priyanka released

Greater Noida, Oct 1 (IANS) High drama prevailed on Thursday after Uttar Pradesh police personnel pushed former Congress President Rahul Gandhi to the ground...

Improved manufacturing data, auto sales lift Sensex over 600 points

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Indian stock market surged on Thursday with the BSE Sensex gaining 629 points on the back of improved...

‘India a holy land, now a land of rapists,’ observes Madras HC

Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday commented that the holy 'Bharathabhoomi' (India) has now turned into "a land of rapists"...

IT spend on WFH infrastructure to touch 19% in 2021: Report

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) As enterprises battle pandemic-induced challenges to arm the remote workforce with secure devices and collaborative solutions for maximum productivity,...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

How can court give direction to WHO, China on Covid-19 pandemic? : SC

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a PIL that alleged that the Covid-19 pandemic is a human...

How can court give direction to WHO, China on Covid-19 pandemic? : SC

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a PIL that alleged that the Covid-19 pandemic is a human...

US hails India partnership as crucial for global recovery from Covid-19

By Nikhila Natarajan (IANS) The US on Wednesday hailed its partnership with India on protective equipment and medical supplies during the "desperate" early days of...

New unlock guidelines: States free to decide on schools reopening after Oct 15

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) : The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday left it to the states and union territories to decide on...

Moderna’s Covid vax shows promise in protecting older adults

New York, Sep 30 (IANS) US-based biotech company Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine candidate has shown signs of working in older adults, new results from an...

Serum Institute to manufacture 200mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) A further collaboration among the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, Gavi...

Trending News In India

India Army to get new communication network for Rs 7,796 cr

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) For better survivability and responsiveness in operational situations, the Cabinet Committee on Security on Thursday approved a proposal for...

India Army to get new communication network for Rs 7,796 cr

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) For better survivability and responsiveness in operational situations, the Cabinet Committee on Security on Thursday approved a proposal for...

After drama over detention while going to Hathras, Rahul, Priyanka released

Greater Noida, Oct 1 (IANS) High drama prevailed on Thursday after Uttar Pradesh police personnel pushed former Congress President Rahul Gandhi to the ground...

Improved manufacturing data, auto sales lift Sensex over 600 points

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Indian stock market surged on Thursday with the BSE Sensex gaining 629 points on the back of improved...

‘India a holy land, now a land of rapists,’ observes Madras HC

Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday commented that the holy 'Bharathabhoomi' (India) has now turned into "a land of rapists"...

IT spend on WFH infrastructure to touch 19% in 2021: Report

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) As enterprises battle pandemic-induced challenges to arm the remote workforce with secure devices and collaborative solutions for maximum productivity,...

Trending Showbiz

Amitabh Bachchan: I am a pledged organ donor

Mumbai, 1 Oct (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is a pledged organ donor and says he is bearing the giving of life to another.Big B shared...

Amitabh Bachchan: I am a pledged organ donor

Mumbai, 1 Oct (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is a pledged organ donor and says he is bearing the giving of life to another.Big B shared...

Multiplexes to reopen with 50% seating from Oct 15

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) In its latest guidelines for further reopening, the Union Home Ministry has allowed certain activities such as functioning of...

AIIMS, CBI looking at legal aspects before reaching logical conclusion in SSR case

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Forensic Department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), which has been roped in by the...

We are conducting probe into Sushant case professionally, says CBI

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Days after Vikas Singh, lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput’s family, sought updates in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation, the...

NCB seizes phones of Deepika, Rakul, Simone, Karishma in drugs case

Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which quizzed Bollywood actors Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika Padukone, her former manager Karishma Prakash, and...

Trending Sports

Inspired KKR bowlers set up thumping win over RR

Dubai, Oct 1 (IANS/GloFans) Inspired Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers set the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on fire as they came out all guns blazing...

All-round effort helps SunRisers notch first win

Abu Dhabi, Sep 30 (IANS/GloFans) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) finally opened their account -- the last of the eight teams to do so -- with clinical...

Kohli wins Super Over thriller for RCB, Kishan’s 99 in vain

Dubai, Sep 29 (IANS/GloFans) In yet another roller-coaster contest, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) edged out Mumbai Indians (MI) in a Super Over tie-breaker - the...

ICC gets recognition for two digital initiatives in Leaders in Sports Awards

Dubai, Sep 28 (PTI) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has been recognised for its twin digital initiatives at the prestigious Leaders in Sports Awards...

Played nearly 500 games, can speak to any player says Ganguly

Kolkata, Sep 28 (PTI) His nearly "500 international match experience" gives him the right to speak and guide any player "be it Shreyas Iyer...

Went through rigorous physical, mental transformation for 1996 Olympics, says Paes

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The year was 1996 and no Indian had won an individual medal at the Olympics 44 years prior to...

Latest Trending News In India

India successfully tested laser-guided anti-tank missile

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The indigenously-developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) was again successfully test-fired on Thursday, destroying a target at a longer...

India Army to get new communication network for Rs 7,796 cr

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) For better survivability and responsiveness in operational situations, the Cabinet Committee on Security on Thursday approved a proposal for...

After drama over detention while going to Hathras, Rahul, Priyanka released

Greater Noida, Oct 1 (IANS) High drama prevailed on Thursday after Uttar Pradesh police personnel pushed former Congress President Rahul Gandhi to the ground...

Improved manufacturing data, auto sales lift Sensex over 600 points

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Indian stock market surged on Thursday with the BSE Sensex gaining 629 points on the back of improved...

‘India a holy land, now a land of rapists,’ observes Madras HC

Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday commented that the holy 'Bharathabhoomi' (India) has now turned into "a land of rapists"...