I AM writing to express my utmost concern on the growing number of viral social media posts that has been going around the country for the past year or so. More recently, a case involving a school teacher has gone viral in the country.
Most people like to read these kind of posts, which concern the livelihood of other people and they tend to make judgements
based on the social posts they read.
But how far are these stories in social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp etc really true? One’s reputation can be ruined overnight by half truths. Incidents which have not been investigated before being posted without the whole truth being known, hence ruining other people’s reputation, can be seen as defamation. People posting such messages and thereby damaging other people’s reputation could be brought to justice.
I wonder what people get by ruining other people’s reputation? Is it satisfaction? Let the relevant authorities or the police handle these kind of situations until it is really proven without reasonable doubt that the parties involved are in the wrong.
I urge the public not to totally believe in what is being posted in social media, especially on Facebook or WhatsApp as these kind of postings affect the lives of so many people.
I am against any kind of violence or abuse especially against children and I believe that the young generation should be protected by everyone.
I am also against any accusations on other people being made public without any prior investigation which may ruin their reputation. These kinds of acts are childish and immature and can amount to defamation.
As Muslims, we should be extra cautious while posting something in the social media and always make sure that such posts do not affect other people’s reputation.
– Humble and Loyal Citizen