Cyber Crimes and the Legal Implications on the Social Networking Websites

12 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2020

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Dr. Shaikh Ahmad

Government Hospital Pathology Department

Date Written: March 28, 2020


The purpose of the research paper is to show how laws enacted under different statutes regulate cyber crimes occurring on social networking websites. Even though it appears that social media has got the world closer, there is a flip-side to it. Many offenders use this vulnerable means to commit offences related to computer, computer system or computer networks. Social Networking websites are used as a means for communication and interaction among people across the globe, be it reuniting with old ones or meeting new people. The hitch with this kind of social media involves several other aspects, rather than just meeting new people and exchange of ideas. The cyber offenders use this as a medium to commit offences related to privacy, defamation, misrepresentation of identity or cheating by impersonation, obscenity, sending offensive messages, cyber terrorism so on and so forth. Many people have fallen prey to these offences due to lack of awareness and overuse of these social networking websites. The fear of lagging behind in this technology race has led to the increase in the statistics of these crimes. The researcher would want to delve into the main components of the offences relating to technology which take place on an everyday basis on these social networking websites. Also, the researcher would also want to examine the cases relating to the cyber offences happening on these social networking websites, which have got the attention of the public. To conclude the researcher would want to make observations about how law and the courts have together to worked in providing justice to the victim.

Keywords: Social Networking Websites, Cyber Crimes, Legal Provisions

Suggested Citation

Shaikh, Ahmad, Cyber Crimes and the Legal Implications on the Social Networking Websites (March 28, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Ahmad Shaikh (Contact Author)

Government Hospital Pathology Department ( email )

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