Linking Aadhaar with social media accounts will curb both petty crimes and serious offences
Ex National Co-Convener-IT Cell, BJP
In the current atmosphere where fake news is being circulated against the government, it is imperative to identify the people who are actually responsible for this menace. This includes cracking down on both citizens of India and social media platforms. So, there is a need to link social media accounts with either Aadhaar or passports. And since the country is moving towards adopting a single identification metric, linking social media accounts with Aadhaar becomes important. This is also required because email IDs and phone numbers can easily be changed.
With the technology of meta-tagging, it is possible to identify the author of a post: the person who writes the content for the first time. The amender of the post: who circulates it after tinkering with it. And the amplifier of the post: A fan who distributes the content. This will help law enforcement agencies clamp down on cybercrime.
Indians comprise one-sixth of the total number of users on social media and these portals earn billions of dollars by taking advantage of this. So, it is important that social media platforms have some servers in India.
Linking of Aadhaar with social media accounts will ensure that petty crimes such as bullying are curbed, and serious offences such as plotting against the State are detected early on.