• Supreme Court directs Facebook chief to appear before Delhi Assembly


    Recognizing the benefits of Facebook, the Supreme Court observed that separatist messages, voices and ideologies could not be seen spreading through this social media website.

    The Supreme Court has directed Facebook officials to appear before the Delhi Legislative Assembly in connection with the February 2020 riots in Delhi. The apex court had directed the Delhi Assembly to summon the Indian head of Facebook in a case filed in the apex court. One can also find not to repeat February 2020 riots in the capital of Delhi. A bench comprising Justice SK Kaul, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Hrishikesh Roy passed the order.

    The Supreme Court ruled in favour of appearing before the assembly committee without accepting the company’s claim that the content on Facebook was not theirs.

    The court observed that India may be a more diverse country than the rest of Europe. The court ruled that Facebook could not destroy this diversity by claiming that it was free. The company has 270 crore accounts in India and this provides the company with a lot of control.

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    The court states that one has to treat responsibly if they trust the company truly. The Supreme Court also observed the intrusion into the privacy of such companies. Ajit Mohan, vice-president and managing director of Facebook India, as per the interrogation by the court to appears before the Delhi Assembly committee for the investigation of the Delhi riots case.

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