Aadhaar To Link With Social Media?
Like we linked our major important documents and accounts with our unique aadhar card number, it is now said that the aadhar card will be going to link with the social media accounts of every individual. Linking to other major documents is fine but why social media? Here is what the supreme court thinks about this issue.
The Indian Supreme Court stressed the need to find a balance between the right to privacy online and the state’s right to trace originators of misleading, defamatory or fear-spreading texts. The Supreme Court of India expressed concern over the dangers of the dark web.
How this Chaos Started?
This all chaos started when the Tamil Nadu government has expressed their views on linking the social media profiles of people to the aadhar database to ensure more security. The Tamil Nadu government had told the Supreme Court that social media user profiles need to be connected to Aadhaar to monitor the circulation of adulterated, untruthful and sexual content, as well as anti-national and terror content.
What Will Happen To Social Media?
Social media platforms, especially Facebook, opposed Aadhaar’s linking, saying that sharing 12-digit Aadhaar digits would violate users ‘ privacy policies. WhatsApp, the facebook-owned messaging platform, will be one of the worst-hit if the magistrate approves the Aadhaar-social media connection, as the messaging platform is known to be a room for online personal discussions.
How Aadhaar linking to Social Media Will Affect Users?
Linking user accounts with Aadhaar on social media would create every message and post traceable by the user. While the change will serve as a deterrent to instigators of social media and offenders of untruthful and misleading messages, it would also breach users ‘ privacy, preserving records for each message along with the listed mobile number or email address. This would indicate that personal communications would die. Privacy specialists are afraid that connecting would allow the nationalist government of India to force social media platforms to become monitoring instruments.
What If Someone Does Not Have An Aadhaar Card?
What will happen to those who don’t connect their social media accounts to their 12-digit Aadhaar count is uncertain from now on. Will they delete or block their accounts? What action will be taken against the user’s parody accounts is also uncertain. Aadhar Card is really important for everyone and if the decision was made in favor of this complaint then it might be possible that the people who do not have an aadhaar card will not be able to create a social media account for themselves and if they have some social media accounts without linked aadhaar, their accounts will be shut down by the authorities or maybe those users can get banned for life.
So if you do not have an aadhaar card it is highly important for every one of you to get one by enrolling it from your nearest aadhaar center. You can download your aadhar card online from the UIDAI website as well. If you are not able to understand how to download your E Aadhar online from the website you can google the steps online and if you have any problem with English then steps to आधार कार्ड डाउनलोड करे in Hindi are also available for your comfort and preference.