Social Media and Its Impact on the Society
School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India
Volume II – Issue I, 2020
This article deals with the impact of the social media on the society including the associated legal facets. Social media has become a part and parcel of the lives of the people. Increased use in the present century has its own pros and cons which have been discussed hereby. The article covers various legal issues which have arisen due to the existence of social media. Data security issues, safety on social media platforms and rapid spread of fake news are the burning issues which have received most attention from the public among many issues related to social media. This article also enumerates on the laws, cases and guidelines which have tackled such issues and also aims at creating an understanding on this topic among the unfamiliar.
Keywords: Social Media, Fake News, Cyber Crime, Cyber Bullying, Child Pornography.