‘Political forces misusing tech to spread rumours: Stalin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Tuesday took a veiled swipe at the BJP by saying that ‘some political forces’ utilise technology for spreading rumours and cause deterioration of law and order.

In his address, inaugurating the 50th edition of ‘Bridge (Building human capital for a trillion dollar digital economy)’ conference, an initiative of the ICT Academy Stalin said all steps are being taken by the State government to take Tamil Nadu to the numero uno spot in the country in Information Technology sector.

Technology has two sides to it and the objective for which it is used decides its usefulness. “The younger generation should use technology for their growth and must not become its slaves. Crimes, involving use of technology for duping people are more,” he said. “Some political forces utilise it for spreading rumours and spoil law and order,” he said without naming anyone.

Recently, fake information was spread in social media that migrant workers were attacked in Tamil Nadu leading to unrest among labour force belonging to States including Bihar. The government had to reach out to workers to calm them that the claims were false and cases were registered by police including one against a Hindi daily and a BJP spokesperson as well.

The CM further said, “obscene websites are also on the rise and human lives are becoming fatalities in online card game Rummy.” Hence, the youth should grow in thier lives by using technology in the right manner and work for the nation’s development.

The Raj Bhavan had on Wednesday returned a Bill banning online Rummy to the Tamil Nadu Assembly for reconsideration.