New Delhi, May 9: Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has urged social media users to become 'soldiers' by not forwarding 'malicious' content circulated by 'enemies'. The minister’s comments came at the inaugural session of the Women Economic Forum here in response to a question on cyber stalking of women.
“All you have to do is be aware and not forward any malicious content or anything that you are not aware of and actually be a soldier by preventing forwarding of such information,” Rajyavardhan Rathore said.
"You need not wear the uniform to be a soldier of this country, you need not go to the borders now, because the enemy can actually strike in your home," he added.
He asked people to self-regulate, contending that governments across the world are yet to find solutions to deal with the issue of circulation of malicious content on the Internet.
Rathore also asked people to self-regulate the content on social media, adding the government has not taken any restrictive action against it.
Meanwhile, Cyber experts have so far been unable to control the menace of trolls. Recently, the CEO of social media giants had even hinted at state-sponsored disruptive activities on the Internet. Facebook is one of the firms that have promised to take steps to proactively control fake news and trolls.