How fake news does
This report, written by a computer science undergraduate, will recommend
a TED talk to the university students, focusing the useful aspects of the talk.
In the video Stephanie talks about the dreadful situation of Nigeria.
She tells about how the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped 200 girls
from the Chibok city of Nigeria. Throughout the world, crime has been embodied
by the slogan #BringBackOurGirls. But when Stephanie went to Nigeria, the
government officials called the crime, a hoax. It is a pity that this hoax
In April 2016 Stephanie got a video in which Boko Haram showed the girls
alive. Consequently, Nigerian senate members managed to talk to Boko Haram. Eventually
22 girls were freed in October 2016. The fake news caused a delay in their
return. This clarifies the lethal danger of fake news.
There are various IT companies who are trying to get a solution to stop
the spread of false news. We can also play an important role in finding a
solution to this problem. One way by which one can stop the spread of fake news
is to check and verify the news before spreading or publishing it between
others. He should ask the tough questions to know about the reality of the information
he discovered online.
Another solution to tackle this problem is the social sites must have to
check everyone’s post before it is being published. They should delete all the
posts that hurt other’s emotions. They should remove those users from the
social site who spread these lies.
It is not possible to get rid of fake news stories completely. But it
can be decreased to some limit. For that, we must take some strict steps
against the spread of fake news stories.
Kuldeep Bundela, ID: 14785
In today’s globalized world there is access to almost every field or
section due to technical advancement in technologies. But, there are some
organization/people who are misusing this advancement in the technology and
making it harmful or dangerous for important sectors of the organization and
can cause sudden loss of wealth of the common people.
This kind of danger or loss of wealth can disturb the organization
economically which indirectly affect the respective country’s economy and its
security. This kind of danger can be termed as cybercrime.
There are different types of cybercrime such as hacking, cyber
terrorism, piracy, blackmailing, spying on national security etc.
Problems caused by cybercrime
Due to the advancement in technology, hackers are using various pieces
of new software to access into personal information of the people and then
demand for ransom money in return of the data hacked.
Nowadays, piracy is in trend everywhere in the world which cause a great
loss to companies for their patents, loss to the film makers, authors etc. and
because of this they can not earn as they expect.
Cybercriminals keep an eye on country’s sensitive and classified
information which can create national security problems.
To disturb and to scare a specific community or country, the criminals
do the cybercrime by posting speeches, terrible videos on the social media.
Solution to tackle cybercrime
To be safe from this kind of crimes one should always update his
security systems. At personal and national level, we should use updated and
advanced versions of the antiviruses so that the sensitive data can not be
hacked. And, there must be an awareness training programme organized by the
government to make the people aware about these crimes.
It is not possible to stop the cybercrime completely, but it can be
reduced to some amount. Therefore, we must be careful and attentive with such
kind of crimes.