The Delhi high court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file its report according sanction to prosecute 21 websites, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, for allegedly promoting enmity between classes and causing prejudice to national integration.
“You file the report tomorrow,” Justice Suresh Kait asked the counsel for the Centre and posted the petitions of Google India and Facebook India for further hearing on February 16. Out of 21 websites summoned by a trial court for allegedly promoting enmity between classes and causing prejudice to national integration, Google India and Facebook India had moved the HC challenging the summonses to them on various grounds including the one that they had no control on the contents posted by users on their websites.
Social media not above the law: Sibal U nion telecom and information technology minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday ruled out any plan to censor social media, but said the companies need to obey the law of the land. The comments came in the backdrop of a Delhi court’s order asking social and networking media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google etc to remove objectionable contents.