The volunteer programme is supposed to act as a facilitative tool between ordinary citizens and the government for the prevention of cybercrime.
On Thursday, the government had notified new rules for the regulation of online content.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi did say social media cannot be left unregulated, but added no attempt should be made to control it through non-statutory rules.
Centre sets 50 lakh users threshold to define 'significant social media intermediary' under IT rules
The new rules, announced earlier this week, require 'significant social media intermediaries' to follow additional due diligence, including the appointment of a chief compliance officer.
Some bureaucrats deciding on what needs to be published and what not on any media platform is nothing but an attack on the freedom of press in India, Patil added.
A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh said that a new bench will be designated for hearing the petitions.
Details on originator of 'mischievous info' needed: Govt releases new rules for social media, OTT platforms
These new rules have been introduced to address rampant abuse of social media platforms, the spread of fake news, among other concerns says IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Recent incident of a Malappuram girl getting addicted to drugs and abused by several people once again exposes the dangers of children spending too much time on social media.
Manoj Dharmar and Vasanthanidhi ran into a few sugarcane farmers while travelling to Dharmapuri. When they heard their stories, the two decided to help the farmers.
Open any social media app, other than the bombardment of unwanted news feed you also get a sudden gigantic sweep of positive messages, reels, videos and streams.
Social media has loomed large as a cyber outlet, through which ideas are expressed, trounced, trolled and wars among ideologies and differing views are waged over unending threads.
Madhav's comments come amid a row between the government and Twitter over blocking of accounts with IT Minister asking the micro-blogging site to follow the Indian law.
Death threats, racist abuse, sexist slurs: English soccer at breaking point over abuse on social media
One of world football's leading anti-discrimination officials believes it could be time to log off until meaningful action is taken.
Shah set up a target of 2 crore people and asked the party workers to include them in cyber activities.
The BJP’s Bengal chapter has an incomparable social media wing comprising 60 lakh-strong manpower and 40,000 WhatsApp groups.