Social media a 'threat to democracy'?

on Apr 01, 2014 , 11:11 am
This is utterly rubbish. As per this news piece, the central government has decided to put a ban on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter ahead of Lok Sabha polls in the country. Apparently, social media poses a "threat to democracy" and hence, the I&B ministry has taken the decision to ban these sites until May 16, which is the poll results day.

I don't understand why do we call India a democratic nation when such contradictory and ridiculous rulings are there to make life a living hell. Do you really think it's right to put a ban on social networking sites? And can social media in any way have an adverse effect on elections?
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