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The internet is ubiquitous present computer network that connects people and information. This cyber space has grown its feet around each corner of the world. But sin and virtue are two sides of same coin. Internet too has its advantages and disadvantages. Social Media is the latest form of media available to the audience of different ages, classes and groups. It is used as a medium for interaction and communication among people across the globe, be it uniting with old ones or meeting new people. The hindrance with the kind of social media involves several other aspects. The cyber offenders use this to commit offences related to violation of cyber law.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT
Information technology is changing rapidly and attaining popularity. It has the ability to dispense information which has caused upheaval in many facets of our lives. Concurrently, technological advancement has given rise to unlawful activities by people. Cyber law is a term used to describe legal issues related to communication technology, particularly “cyber space”. It is formed to maintain justice and discipline in the cyber world. The Information Technology act 2000, deals with cyber issues of law. It is based on the General Assembly Resolution which recommended all states to give favorable consideration to the model law.
In general, the Information Technology Act, 2000 but parts of social media in a word that has been described under section 2(w) as, “intermediary”, with respect to any particular electronic records, means any person who on behalf of another person receives, stores, or transmit that record or provide any service with respect to that record and includes telecom service providers,network service providers, web-hosting service providers, search engines, online payment sites, online auction sites, online market places and cyber cafes. In the capacity of this definition the government includes social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram etc. under the provision of this act have tried to cover up every other such wrongs happening through these websites. Unlawful activities through social media are also included in other provisions which are introduced with