Monday, 25 March 2013

Need to regulate social media – Salman Khurshid

Again the media is under scanner and now the External Affair Minister Salman Khurshid pointed out the freedom of speech and expression. Praising the effectiveness of social media Minister said that freedom that comes out of using it needs to be regulated. 
Speaking on freedom vs equality at The Telegraph National Debate, he said, “I have never known of equality being regulated but I have known of every freedom (being regulated).” Today media is effective because we are equal. It is the equality of social media and your ability to manipulate and use technology that gives you the freedom—a freedom which then, perhaps, needs to be regulated. 

The senior Congress leader said that, ‘Please read the Constitution and if you are a true Indian, please bow to the Constitution which says reasonable restriction on all your freedom on your freedom of speech, freedom of work, freedom of action,” Advocating the setting up of an Equal Opportunities Commission, Khurshid also said, ‘They are facing difficulties in establishing it. I think that this is the greatest idea that we can have in our society today. Are you confusing this with equal commission for opportunities? Are you actually thinking that this is about equal commission for opportunities? I want to assure you that this is not about equal commissions but about equal opportunities.”


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