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BEWARE OF RUMOURS
BY:- Sagnik Bose
Fake news act as a poison to the society. It
spreads like an epidemic in the minds of people. These fake news intensifies the situation in a society
These fake news are specially the dark gifts of science, technology and development. In the past people could onlycommunicate with few people and not that many for the means of communication was quite few to be available for common man. Then enters technological development. With it the means of communication increased and people could easily avail to communication measures to far off lands which made the rumours possible to travel to a huge distance. Rumours or fake news are the man's creation and technology and developments acted as the messenger of evil for this
Modern day is an example of International Emergency. Its the situation of the infamous COVID-19 pandemic. Now to be very honest the modern world scenario is more tense due to those fake news spread by man himself. People have a psychological issue to prove themselves superior to others. This is common human psychology, a common mind's tendency. The people are not doing any job or work during the lockdown situation. There is a famous English proverb, " An idle mind is the Devil's workshop." Which means if a person is jobless he will commit social wrongs, works that are not acceptable by the society itself. He has an access to every modern social networking site. It makes the job easier. The forwarded rumours spread like wildfire, as if a splinter is sparked in a dry forest. This fake news, rumours are cause of the modern society's demise. They are the creators of their own CAUSE OF DESTRUCTION. Deaths, victims, unemployment are the major consequences of those rumours.
In United Arab Emirates there was a rumor spreading through Whatsapp that consumption of methanol could help people to avoid from being victimised from the infamous COVID-19 virus. This was completely a rumour and methanol is harmful to human body. The people started believing in that particular rumour without getting it tested by medical representatives. 27 people died. It should be an example to every person within the 3.7 billion earth's population what a fake news can do, how much harm it may cause to the society.
These harm caused by those fake news cannot be completely blamed upon science and development. Every coin has its 2 sides, the heads and the tails. So everything has its two aspects- the good and the evil.
Technology was meant to bring people together not to spread hatred through fake news. These depend on the indivisual who is availing to the facility being provided, his conscience.Whether he will use it as means of development or weapons of destruction. Man himself can either create a heaven on itself with technology or can send people knocking on the Devil's door killing thousands of them.
These fake news are like virus. These rumours are to be removed first then only we, the people of this world can dream of a beautiful heaven that we can create with the help of development, a world referred in the bible to be the Garden of Eden