Sonaskhi Sinha has been one of the most vocal advocates against cyber bullying and online trolling, so much so that she even deactivated her Twitter account a couple of months ago, and since then, has been associated with various campaigns against the scourge of the internet. Now the Dabangg actress has again spoken against social-media trolling in an interview with Pinkvilla, where she has highlighted how people are mistaking free speech for the freedom to abuse, and why democracy is being misused in this aspect.
“People feel that by just hiding behind the screen they are anonymous and can say whatever they want to, and in whichever way they want. Definitely, democracy has been misused when it comes to social media and online harassment. People are really taking freedom of speech for granted and mistaking it for freedom to abuse – to which they don’t have a right. That’s why we are trying to create some awareness and what actions can be taken against those who perpetrate it,” said Sonakshi Sinha.
“Yes, I was trolled and bullied even for taking a stand against bullying. People without thinking of anything just go out there and vent their frustration. Especially during the lockdown as people have less to do which is why a lot more negativity and hate are coming out online. Initial thoughts are that it is battle but it’s definitely one that needs to begin and we need to fight back,” added the actress.
Earlier, Sonakshi had quit Twitter, followed by a message on Instagram that had read: “The first step to protecting your sanity is to stay away from negativity. And nowhere more of that than Twitter these days! Chalo, I’m off – deactivating my account. Bye guys, peace out.”
Vaid points, Sonakshi, very valid points.
Published at Wed, 19 Aug 2020 23:00:00 +0000