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SC SLAPS 1 LAKH FINE ON GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK FOR THIS REASON

By Siddharth Singh . 23rd May 2018 12:30pm
SC SLAPS 1 LAKH FINE ON GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK FOR THIS REASON

Supreme Court of India has fined a sum of 1 Lakh each on internet giants Google and Facebook along with Yahoo, Microsoft and Whatsapp. The verdict came out as a result of rising sexual content on the social media. The court has asked these giants to remove all of the sexual content from the websites. Apex court has also questioned the social media giants for right to privacy and publishing content. In few cases we have seen so many MMS scandals going viral on social media. The verdict came out as a relief to all those women which have been facing similar situations. Instagram has already taken a strict action as it doesn’t allow you to go naked or post such pictures on the app. The court bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice UU Lalit said that despite the warning these web giants took no action to prevent such offensive content from circulation. Now the court has directed them to file an affidavit before June 15 as none of these entities have filed any information. With regard to portal integration with crime and criminal tracking network which states that it will take up to 2 months. With regards to the mechanism, it is stated that all of these activities will be sorted on or before July 15. The court has directed the centre government to come out with a web portal to file complains related to child sex abuse, rape and molestation and stocking. It also has a special mention to stop circulation of gang rape videos. Earlier the cyber cell officials said that internet is a vast field and removing or hiding all of such content is a hard task to do.