Topic : Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges
6. With Digital space today serving as the scene of sex crime, the urgent need of making social media accountable can not be less emphasized. Analyse. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
The article brings to us the bleak side of digital spaces of today’s times and in what way they have become scenes of sex crime.
Key Demand of the question:
Analyse in what way digital spaces of today have made people vulnerable to sex crimes.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Set the context of the question in short.
Briefly first talk about rising incidences of invasion of sexual privacy and different forms of online harassment prevalently being witnessed.
Present some statistics suggesting the severity of the issue – The scale of the problem can be gauged from the half-a-million reports of revenge porn received per month by Facebook alone.
Explain the grave concerns and challenges involved. Given that the digital space is increasingly serving as the scene of unprecedented sex crimes, there is a dire need for an impactful solution.
Suggest set of solutions to address the issue.
Conclude that With the world’s largest population of young people, vulnerable to new mutations of deeply scarring sex crimes, the criticality of the PIL filed in India’s Supreme Court to establish an efficient mechanism to remove sexually-graphic abusive content and to seek accountability from social media platforms cannot be overemphasized.