May 20, 2011

INTERNET HOOLIGANISM

Why internet vandals and slander supporting entities like Google must be criminally prosecuted and made to pay for promoting defamatory links and suggestions, and how the new IT act is a step in the right direction and gives Indians the right to get justice against such vandalism.

Web logs are the prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing lies, libel and invective. Their potent allies in this pursuit include Google and Yahoo.” So wrote Daniel Lyons some years back, in a classic Forbes cover story titled 'Attack of the Blogs'. As the Senior Editor of Forbes then, Dan was simply expressing his extreme frustration at the utter nastiness of the Internet community, which seemed to have a super-majority of calumnious commentators, who thrived on the faceless protection that the net provided in order to leave shamefully slanderous and defamatory comments left, right and center.

Cut to the present, and the situation has sickeningly worsened. Not just globally, but perhaps more so in the Indian perspective. Take a quick ‘surf’ across various pages of the Internet and it would not be hard for one to realise that every fourth or fifth page is filled up with some or the other pejoratively aberrant content against respectable individuals and companies posted by untraceable, incognito and spiteful writers. From four-letter words to bigoted slanders to sexist comments to racist attacks to clearly inflammatory and libelous material, the net is now so completely full of criminally damnable statements that one starts wondering why the authorities haven't woken up to act on this issue with the greatest speed. In case of profiles of meritorious organisations or individuals, this ratio of deprecating content put up by abusive users often shoots up to almost every second page. Internet hooliganism, as I describe it, is the most contemptible character of the modern technology era, where it doesn't matter how respectable you are or what your organisation is, or how you sincerely worked throughout the past many decades – irrespective of all that, you will be attacked anonymously with false statements that will make you cringe for a lifetime and with almost no hope for any recourse.
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Harsh said...

Sir, respect your views. But, would like to know that do you put Satire News websites under the same category. For example, www.sunkey.co.in an Indian satire news website is meant for entertainment, do you consider this Internet Hooliganism as well.

Sudipta Das said...

Well you are just talking like an internet illiterate person. And I have noticed that you have very little knowledge about the search engine and how it works, so let me explain it to you. Search engines run on logical algorithm on content and traffic trend without very less human intervention. In the end it just a website that index other sites on the base of keyword related content with traffic trend. And as long as I know any search engine neither support truth nor lies, because that is not their job. Their job is to index the search result and they are doing good job about it. So I don’t think you would go anywhere by blaming them for search engine ranking (SEO).
Last but not least I never saw any search result on Google/yahoo that abuses any one. So if you able to give any example ………

Lost Mind said...

What a buffoon! Is this guy for real or is he a professional joker?

Morpheus said...

Frauds like Arindam should be behind bars and not be allowed to sit on panels that he buys seats for.

Sudipta Das said...

Well “Lost Mind” he is not a professional joker. I highly disagree with it. In my opinion he is a professional hypocrite who earns his bread by selling Hippocratic idea.
“Morpheus” I don’t know why you suggested this “not be allowed to sit on panels that he buys seats for.” He is neither a terrorist of al-Qaida nor a suicide bomber so I think it’s completely safe to sit right next to a hypocrite like him.

VortexSamurai said...

If you prosecute Google India, atleast have the brains of not doing it on their own platform, you baffoons! Blogger is a google platfor,. Youtube is a google platform. The place where you searched for the meaning of the word "slander" is a search engine like google. You dont even know how a search engine works and you speak about them being subjected to "criminal" prosecution. I know who should be prosecuted for criminal cases. You Jackasses. F U. F IIPM.

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