Guwahati: The Supreme Court of India on Monday refused to entertain a fresh petition on mandatory linking of Aadhaar card with social media accounts.
Saying that everything doesn’t need to come to SC, the apex court asked the appellant to approach Madras High court, where the issue is already being heard.
According to the petitioner Ashwini Upadhyay, a lawyer and BJP leader, the plea was filed to check on the menace of fake and paid news on social media platforms.
Meanwhile, Facebook is in the process of including a new tab for reliable news. Earlier this year, it was inducting journalists for the same so that fake or dubious news can be weed out from the social media giant’s platform.
Fake news, paid news and trolls are the inevitable evils of social media. In 2018, rumours of child-lifters were rampant which led to a series of mob lynching across India.