Panel stresses on want for steadiness between privateness and rules

In this day and age with social media, “private is public”. From your pictures to your chats, everything can be seen up there. Until it’s restricted to your closed group – your family and friends, it’s a blessing, but it becomes a curse once it comes under the stranger’s jurisdiction. Likewise, exposure to your friends and family’s pictures is a blessing, but it becomes a curse once you are exposed to the pictures, the posts you don’t want to see. These are just a few examples, there are many more that ask us what the future of social media is.

Now, in the fifth part of the panel discussion of the “Social Media Summit” by Republic TV on Sunday, September 26, 2021, leading experts discussed “What’s Next For Social Media”. With Republic Media Network Editor-in-Chief, Niranjan Narayanaswamy, as moderator, Pulkit Agrawal, CEO & Co-Founder of TrelI; CEO of APAC and Chairman (India) of Dentsu Ashish Bhasin; Umang Bedi, Co-Founder of Verse Innovation (Josh & Dailyhunt) and Attorney – Supreme Court of India Dr. Pawan Duggal shared their views on the ongoing discussions.

‘Onus has to be on the platforms to really take the right steps regarding AI, Ml’: Umang Bedi

Umang Bedi pursues the task of underlining how a blessing social media is and has shown ways in which the platforms give each individual the opportunity to connect with friends and families and sometimes even take strangers into their small circle. With that, however, the co-founder of Verse Innovation added that social media channels carry a great deal of responsibility and tight regulation is required. “We at Verse Innovation with Josh and Daily Hunt take this very seriously,” he said.

#WATCH at the Social Media Summit of the Republic 2021 | Social media has enormous potential as it offers a platform for every individual. The need of the hour are rules for greater accountability; Introduction of new IT laws a positive step: Co-founder Verse Innovation @umang_bedi

– Republic (@republic) September 26, 2021

Umang Bedi pointed out two ways that social media platforms really need to think about: the first, in his opinion, is user privacy and security, and the second is to make sure users don’t go overboard. Pointing out that it is time for regulators to define these responsibilities for the platforms, the co-founder of Inverse Innovations welcomed the new IT laws as a positive start.

“This is the first time that Indian Homegrown’s social media apps are on par with global media giants,” said Umag Bedi. “Platforms really need to take the right steps in terms of AI to weed out bad actors, bad content, fake profiles, fake accounts, and really contain six to seven areas of offensive content that could range from pornography to soft porn on hate speech and blood, blood or anything that can incite an audience, “he added.

‘Need for a balance between data protection and regulations’: Pulkit Agrawal

Pulkit Agrawal, CEO and co-founder of Trell, revealed during the discussion how the internet enables anyone to launch apps. However, he added that in order to have great impact and value for users, creators need to be very clear about the purpose of the network or app that is being created.

“It’s becoming imperative for the platforms to think about how you can really keep your users sane while also ensuring enough freedom so that they can interact with one another without worrying about who is following them in certain ways,” CEO & CEO Co-founder of Trell said. He underscores the need for a balance that network or app creators should keep in mind and ensure we move into the next era of digital society that we are all a part of.

#WATCH at the Social Media Summit of the Republic 2021 | The internet allows anyone to start apps; Knowing its purpose is critical to creating value for users. The digital society needs security without having to worry about tracking. A balance between privacy and regulation is required: Trell CEO @pulkitagrwl

– Republic (@republic) September 26, 2021

“Self-regulation is better than state regulation”: Ashish Bhasin

Ashish Bhasin stressed that social media is a blessing, claiming that it has radicalized the world. Still, Ashish Bhasin put into words the fear of millions of social media users – their data. “The social media giants today sit on so much information and have so much control and power that it is their responsibility to use it responsibly,” said the CEO of APAC, emphasizing that companies have everything they have need technology, manpower, or even money to regulate themselves.

#WATCH at the Social Media Summit of the Republic 2021 | Social media are a blessing; it has radicalized and changed the world a lot. But we need to be aware of the control and power that social media giants have today; you must use them responsibly: CEO APAC @ ashishbhasin1

– Republic (@republic) September 26, 2021

“I just hope that over time, because this is a learning curve for everyone, even the social media giants, that they can learn to use their immense knowledge, their immense human resources, their monetary power, their technical skills Solve problem by being responsible and self-regulating, “said Ashish Bhasin.

“No choice but to comply with the IT rules 2021”: Pawan Duggal

Pawan Duggal began by calling the current era, the era of the great Indian Vomiting Revolution, when Indians “vomit all sorts of information about their personal professional life on social media” without a clue of the legal ramifications of it. He stressed that the India IT Act and Cyberlaw were the main parent laws on social media until recently.

According to Pawan Duggal, social media platforms enjoyed a “honeymoon period” until the IT rules appeared as a game changer in 2021. He pointed out why they were rejected by the social media platforms and said: “Firstly, they asked these social media service providers to ensure compliance with these IT rules, otherwise their legal indemnity would be withdrawn by the law “He continued,” Second, the IT rules have told these people that they are ready to be prosecuted and punished for various offenses under IT law and the Indian Criminal Code if they fail to comply. “

Duggal added that these social media companies need to tighten their belts. “The only way to proceed is to ensure a minimum level of compliance with the law and IT law so that they can continue to retain the suraksha kawach, the legal exemption from legal activity,” he concluded.

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