Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday censured social media, referring to it as an unbridled horse and directed the member’s of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s IT and social media cell in Lucknow to ‘train and prepare’ to rein it in.
Cautioning BJP functionaries of the public’s engagement with online social platforms, the UP CM said that they could be at the receiving end of a media trial if they were ‘not careful’, and urged them to counter the Pegasus Reports debacle without waiting for a ‘mahurat’ (auspicious time).
Expounding on the need to ‘rein’ in social media, the BJP leader expressed, “Print and visual media had those at the helm who could maintain control. However, no one has control over social media. If you do not remain alert and are not prepared, then you will become the topic of media trial.”