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SC issues notice to Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft

December 5, 2016 10:57 pm Category: FOCUS A+ / A-

sc-to-social-media-forumsNEW DELHI: With instances of social media being used to circulate offensive material, including rape videos, coming to light, the Supreme Court sought response on Monday from Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft on why their platforms are hosting illegal activities.
A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit issued notice to the companies seeking a response by January 9 after the Centre said the court should direct service providers not to allow subscribers to circulate objectionable material on social networking sites.
Besides videos showing sexual assaults uploading of private clips without consent has become a source of harassment with the victims finding themselves at the recieving end of social stigma and often cyber abuse.
The court passed the order on a plea of Hyderabad-based NGO, Prajwala, seeking its direction to the service providers to take off an offensive video immediately after it is brought to their notice.
Contending that the apex court had earlier directed online search engines, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, to remove all illegal advertisements and content relating to sex selection and eventual abortion, the NGO’s counsel Aparna Bhat said similar orders are needed to prevent people from circulating offensive material.

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