The Internet is a storehouse of limitless information, some good and some bad. While misinformation can have serious consequences, is there a need for ‘fact police’ on the Internet or should we concentrating on information literacy to help people navigate the information?
If we talking about internet, there are so many things to say about. Internet is one of the biggest sources of information. Internet is a interconnected network which helps us by giving facility of communication and information. Internet has a huge storage where all information can store. All classes and lectures run online on the internet in this modern generation. However, there are good and bad information on the internet. As my knowledge, all good and bad information in the internet uploaded by the user itself.
There are so many information on the internet. However, there are also user blog where they upload their information. This information may be public or private. In the competition of the world, people upload their information in public. This information can view by anyone. Information can be in any form, such as, in paragraph, video, audio, graph, chart or more. There is no restriction on the internet for any kind of information. That means anyone can upload any kind of information either good or bad, there are no body that can stop it. Yes, there is one option, where other user can report about the particular information is bad. In my opinion, the information on the internet should be any copyright information or any scientific information which allows clear understanding of the information.
However, internet has billions of pages or information which are free of cost to use and download. There is no any guaranty to be any good quality information. There are many errors and fraudulent data on the internet which disturb the original data. The blog writer could be anyone. May be he/she is professional person or any normal person. So, it is hard to decide the provided information is professional or not. It is hard to find any original or professional data on the internet unless we buy any publication or documentary.
People around the world can upload any data which can help other user to find the fact or any harmful information which can destroy the user. As I have seen some website has the information of teaching and providing the information about gangsters and their techniques. This is bad information which can make any good person to bad one.
In this decade, all children are growing around the smart device. Parents just giving their children smart phones and children playing and watching cartoons all the time. However, children are very smart now days. They know how to access the internet and things. Bad thing about the smart phone to the children is they can watch any program if their parents is busy with their work and could not look after their child. Children can learn bad things using these smart devices.
There are many things need to change to overcome the increasing level of misinformation on the internet. It is very hard now to remove all the bad data from the internet. People now days just uploading information without watching are it really good or bad. However, users also upload the information about harassment and any sexual data. People getting bad by watching and reading this bad data. To overcome this situation, the copyright publication should be uploading to the internet. All other information from the user should only viewable to the user who uploaded and their friends with whom they want to share. This information should not be viewable on the public sites.
Other option is spy. There should be some person who can manage the information on the internet. They should have a job to set all information for the proper place. In short, there should be anyone who should watch what is going on to the internet. My point is that, there will be some person who can manage good or bad information on the internet. In addition, very bad information like: crime, there should be someone who should manage and control the user’s activity.