New Delhi: The objectionable content case against Facebook, Google and 17 other social networking sites comes up at a Delhi court on Friday. The Department of Telecommunication is expected to submit an Action Taken Report. In the previous hearing the judge had rapped the petitioner for not listing the company names of the offending websites properly.
Vinay Rai had filed a criminal complaint against 21 websites alleging that the posts on the websites were objectionable to Indian religeous as well as social sentiment. However Yahoo and Mircrosoft got relief from the High Court in the same case and their names have been removed from the petition.
A Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed a plea by Facebook India to drop its name from a civil suit filed against certain websites for hosting "objectionable content". The internet company argued that its India office merely provided technical support to the parent company, based in US, and did not host any content.
In the previous hearing the judge had rapped the petitioner for not listing the company names of the offending websites properly.
The court, however, said that prima facie there was enough evidence to implicate Facebook in the case.