While speaking at a workshop on managing, measuring and maximising the intellectual capital in digital environment recently, Dr Tariq Ashraf, deputy librarian and head, university library, South Campus, University of Delhi, made some pertinent points during a power-point presentation in front of a captive audience.
“Social media platform is being used by millions of people all over the world. Google is the fastest search engine and has signals under sea that could not be altered even in times of war. The facility is vulnerable to misuse. Content of the text on net could be blocked and the access to it could also be blocked,” he said.
Speaking at the workshop on April 29, 2017, IOS chairman Dr M. Manzoor Alam said we are living in digital India and we had to be digital.
Prof ZM Khan observed that the change irrespective of its nature be accepted. “Change was always in a flux, sometimes visible and sometimes invisible,” he said.
Illustrating his point, he said nobody had visualised that the element of Hindu Rashtra would take its root in post-1857 period and grow into a virulent movement by 1947. This became possible through meticulous planning and the use of communication skills. “We also need an institute that can monitor the disinformation campaign against Muslims being carried out by communal forces,” he added.