Stop Circulation of fake news and misleading advertisementsAll types of fake news, advertisements and messages circulated in social media and different online platforms must be stopped at the source before it creates chaos in the society. Most of us are becoming so dependent on social media and online platforms, that anything shared there creates a new belief system among ourselves and we start to act on those beliefs.
It's our collective responsibility, not to circulate anything and everything we receive through social media platforms before verifying the credentials.
Recently I started a petition to Ministry of Information & Broadcasting through change.org to enact stringent laws against advertising platforms (like quikr.com) for posting ads of fake jobs.
The laws are not much stronger in case of such advertisements. Recently, I took up the issue of fake job advertisements posted in quikr.com with The Advertising Standards Council of India but they replied by saying that "ASCI's mandate is to regulate only the content of advertising" and my objection to the advertisements appear to be a case of fraud.
I believe all the advertising platforms must verify the credentials of the advertiser before posting any ads. The advertising platform is the main source to promote any kind of business and they cannot promote fakes just because they are getting money out of it.
I agree that we have to be aware all the times but that doesn't mean the advertising platforms will always try to evade their responsibility by passing the buck to the consumers.
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