TOPIC:Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
5) Internet has emerged as a potent tool that can cause unimaginable disruption to the democratic polity, do you agree? Give your opinion with suitable justification. (250 words)
Why this question:
Recently the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) told the top court that though technology had led to economic growth and societal development, there was also an exponential rise in hate speech, fake news and anti-national activities.
Key demand of the question:
Highlight the emergence of Internet as a technological advancement and its possible role in unimaginable disruption to the democratic polity. Justify by giving suitable examples.
Justify – When you are asked to justify, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences. You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question using suitable case studies or/ and examples.
Structure of the answer:
In brief highlight the significance of internet as a tool.
First bring out both pros and cons of use of internet.
Explain using examples in what way Internet had led to development, but it had also been a platform for spreading hate and fake news. Internet had led to an exponential rise in “anti-national activities.”
Discuss the need for effective, robust and comprehensive rules to govern the internet.
Conclude with way forward.