International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Special Issue 7, Part B (2021)
A Legal Study on Fake News with Special Reference to Social Media in the Era of Covid-19
This paper aims to do a legal study of fake news about Coronavirus and its vaccination. The whole world faces Coronavirus disease from December 2019 to at present. It is a critical condition in front of all countries because they have no single solution to control the covid-19. Crores of people have been affected and lakh dying. Economic growth of the countries falls down. Many people lost their jobs in lockdown. Lockdown is a necessity to stop the transmission of covid-19. Government has only one way of lockdown. It is helpful to maintain a social distance but it is a big reason for destroying livelihood and humanity. Millions of people travel thousands of kilometers on their feet and some people died in their journey because they are forced to leave their rental residence. Some hospitals are doing business with human organs in the Covid-19 era. Some people are not affected with covid-19 but they declared covid-19 patient. Some people died in shock while they understood themselves, Covid-19 patients. One thing also arises here like transmission of fake news on social media and network sites about covid-19 and its vaccination. It is the cause of terror in public. Misleading information of covid-19 and its vaccination creates several problems to complete vaccination in whole Indian. It will be a big cause of spread infection of covid-19. It is punishable under Sec.267, 270(Indian penal code) if anyone Spread infection disease dangerous to life. Information transmission is a punishable crime also under the Indian information technology act 2000. After it, the transmission of fake news has been continuing on social media. The government tries to make a good atmosphere in public by messaging and providing the covid-19 vaccine free for all.
How to cite this article:
Anil Kumar. A Legal Study on Fake News with Special Reference to Social Media in the Era of Covid-19. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(7S):60-63. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2021.v7.i7Sb.8676