The Court also emphasised that the media should show some sense of responsibility while publishing the news, especially with regard to children.
“Instead of projecting the incident in detail, they can give helpline numbers, which will be very much useful. Media should be vigilant while addressing any messages or images“, the judge advised.
It also called upon social media platforms to fulfil their duty of not allowing users to spread falsehoods.
“Freedom of speech guaranteed under the Constitution of India, is to be used in the sense that it does not spread falsity amongst the citizens, rather, the social media should be conscious of their duty to its citizens and take only genuine news to the doorsteps of the citizens without weaving false stories from out of thin air and such of those media should be dealt with in accordance with law by the investigating agency,” the order reads.