Congress supports anti-trolling law
Trolling is rampant on social media. Sometimes, it takes an ugly turn when motivated and anonymous entities issue rape and even death threats on Twitter, Facebook and even WhatsApp. The Congress party recently held an Anti-Bullying workshop to discuss what can be done with the menace.
An activist named Talish Ray has propounded that an anti-trolling law may have to be made. Countries like Italy have already made such laws to protect the vulnerable, especially young women. It seems the Congress party supports the proposal.
It has to be seen if this proposal will gain intellectual backing and state support in the future. As of now, the Centre is not thinking of bringing about any such law. If and when it's made, it must be ensured that abuse of the law will be prevaricated. Usually, such laws are misused for political reasons. For example, the ruling party may target supporters of a rival party in the name of curbing trolling.