It’s time for India to regulate the internet’s social media platforms
The country must ensure their compliance with constitutional provisions and limits on free speech
This has become a pattern now. Every few months, there’s sound and fury over the conduct of a social media platform. Helped along with some exposes of an alleged bias. Allegations fly fast and furious, not made easier by the often hard-to-fathom behaviour of social media platforms themselves, ranging from a top executive holding an objectionable poster of “Brahminical patriarchy" or hiring known political party baiters for positions of responsibility.