What are the threats posed by the spread of misinformation on the internet? How the regulation issues has been complicated by the growing heft of the social media companies? 10 marks

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  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/approaching-the-misinformation-storm/article32785126.ece
  • In the body, mention how the advent of the internet has fuelled the spread of misinformation on the internet.
  • In the body, mention in detail how the internet instead of becoming the tool for the empowerment has become the tool in the hands of anti-social element by aiding the spread of misinformation. Next, mention the threat posed by such misinformation to the stability. In the next part discuss the issue of the growing influence of the social medial companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter etc and difficulty in regulating them.
  • Conclude by mention the need to regulate the flow of information and misinformation on these platform while securing the freedom of speech.
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