Author: Anshika Shekhawat, Student at Dr BR Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat
Social Media connects people worldwide, helps them interact with each other, and serves as a medium for them to express their views and opinions. In today’s world, it has become an integral part of people’s lives as it enables them to learn about recent developments in various sectors like business, entertainment, etc, and also plays an important role in helping people keep in touch with their kith and kin. With the increasing popularity of social media, people have started exercising their freedom of speech over it. They are able to express their thoughts to all the people across the globe. The impact of social media on free speech has been tremendous as it is instrumental in shaping individuals’ beliefs and transforming the way they perceive things and voice opinions. However, it has its own share of challenges to tackle, which is why there is a need of bringing in new provisions for the regulation of free speech.