Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.
7. Discuss the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question aims to analyse different internal security threats arising from social media and social networking sites.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges of the country.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly define what constitutes social media.
First highlight the fact that Media is considered as influential channel for effective communication. It supports in promoting the right things on proper time. It provides a real exposure to the mass viewers about right or wrong process.
Then move onto discuss the challenges that it poses.
Discuss Social media as a threat to national security; explain how it aids propogate fundamentalism, fake news etc.
Suggest how government should tackle these issues.
Conclude with way forward, suggesting suitable solutions.