Social Media Trial: How people take law in their own hands



Social media, the platform on which we spend a lot of time of our lives is becoming greatly influential and important to us. We are involved on social media platforms so much that we fail to observe and enjoy the life beyond it.

By posting and sharing opinionated content, people show their support for different organisations, however, a big disadvantage of these social media sites is that some people post fake news or wrong and defaming information which accuses others of crimes that might not even be even committed by them.

When people judge someone on the basis of an anonymous post and accuse them, it is called as a social media trial; wherein the people accuse and give a verdict regarding the person’s fate. Is it really fair, though? Are they really required to do so? Do they have the power to question someone’s dignity and/or character? The answer is no. No one has the right to do so, on social media or off social media. As responsible citizens of a country, no person should take the law in their hands. It’s their duty to let the government officials do their work and cooperate with them.

Considering the ongoing spat between those odd 50 girls and TVF’s CEO Arunabh Kumar who has been accused of sexually harassing them, he became the central point of all talks as soon as the post got viral. Similar posts have been updated before as well.  Another famous case of ‘Rohtak Sisters’ who are believed to be harassed on a bus and they beat the three accused with belt thus earning the title of ‘bravehearts’. The case is still in the court as there is no proof of harassment against the girls. If we notice the reaction of people to both the cases, they didn’t take any time to name the law offender. It was almost automated the way people started blaming the accused in no time. However, if the accused isn’t guilty, it can land the people into some serious trouble.It is easy to create an issue on social media and make it go viral, however; it’s high time that there should be a tap on this. The point is that judges cannot take into account anything they hear or see, they, instead, pass a verdict as per the evidence that is present. They have the authority to pass the verdict, but the audience cannot punish an individual or an

It is easy to create an issue on social media and make it go viral, however; it’s high time that there should be a tap on this. The point is that judges cannot take into account anything they hear or see, they, instead, pass a verdict as per the evidence that is present. They have the authority to pass the verdict, but the audience cannot punish an individual or an organisation on the basis of what we hear. The matters have to be reported to the police so that proper action can take place in order. It is high time we stop sharing fake and false posts and stop judging people just on the basis of what we see or hear.

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