It is high time that we should have a strict legislation to combat this evil and until the people who are originating such messages are punished, things will not improve.
Knowledge is power.
Social media is the fastest media to transmit the information. The fake news transmitted has several serious repercussions. The criminals make use of the social media to create disturbance in the society by spreading fake news. Therefore it is very essential to enact strict rules wit stringent punishments to the people who source and spread such fake news.
"If you don’t understand my silence, you will not understand my words"
If somebody complains about fake news in which he was also involved police will take the complaint and start taking actions to find out the originator and will punish him.
There should be some strict rules and regulations in this regard. If a person creates and sends fake news on Social media, he should be punished so that nobody will do such acts again and again. Forwarding such fake news is also should be considered as illegal and appropriate action against such people should also be taken.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
Social Media has become a basic platform for staying connected to each other. It provides us a lot of valuable information also but social media, at the same time, is also misused by some hotheads creating rumor.
We can constructively use social media but then there are those who like spreading fake news and create uneasiness and disturbance in the communities.
So, I think it is good to have a law to criminalize the fake news and stop this chain of propaganda on social media which is dismantling the social fabric and sometimes snatching our mental peace.
The most famous among those is the public statement of the Congress President Rahul Gandhi who had to apologize to the CJI for misinterpreting the "Chowkidar Chor Hai" context but even after this he is unstoppable in the other public meetings with the same slogans.