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Source: The Hindu

Direction: We had already covered Whistleblowing in detail earlier. You can value add a few points from this article into your notes along with the earlier article.

Context: CNN and The Washington Post newspaper reported that Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko, a former head of security at Twitter, had filed a whistleblower complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which among other things alleges that the Indian government forced the social media network to hire its agent, who then had access to sensitive user data.

Role of Social Media

Mediator: Being a mediator, it is their duty to secure the privacy of people. Compromising privacy leads to a loss of public trust.

Ethical duties: Social media should have a strict code of conduct regarding appointing and regulating these platforms.

You can go to our previous article on  Whistleblowing

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      • Social Media’s role
      • Whistleblowing
      • Government regulation on social media