New Delhi: Dr. A.P.J. Kalam Centre’s Centre for Fair Algorithm organised a discussion on “Building A Model Social Media” on May 20, 2022 at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi. The event was a part of the Policy Dialogue Series, “Reimagining Social and Digital Media” in collaboration with India’s only indigenous social media platform, Koo.
The event was attended by students and faculty of IIMC. Speakers at the event included, Prof Sanjay Dwivedi, DG, IIMC, Srijan Pal Singh, Author, Aditya Raj Kaul, Executive Editor TV9 Network, Abhijit Iyer Mitra, Senior Research Fellow, IPCS, and Pradip Bhandari, Founder, Jan Ki Baat. The event was attended by Public Policy Director, Koo, Ms Niyati Verma.
The discussions revolved around responsibilities of a publisher, role of social media in National Security, verified users, need for data protection, cost of being on social media and urgent need of making Algorithms transparent. While social media has become an imperative possession, all speakers agreed that fault lines in social media will need to be fixed. The Q&A saw a variety of questions; while students wondered if going the China way and banning all foreign social media will help, some asked if the Government can be responsible for the behaviour huge population on digital media.