UP: Case filed against Mark Zuckerberg for “libelous” publication against Akhilesh, later dropped | Latest India News


Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, along with 49 others, have been named in a case related to an alleged defamatory post against Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi party. However, police later removed Zuckerberg’s name from the case during the investigation, according to a PTI report.

The case was registered by order of a Kannauj district court in UP. On Monday, Chief Justice Dharamveer Singh of Kannauj District ordered the police to press charges against the complaint of a certain Amit Kumar, a resident of Sarahati village.

In his request, Kumar complained that a page on the social media site Facebook was attempting to tarnish Yadav’s image. He mentioned the name of the page as “Bua Babua”.

The term “Bua Babua” was coined when party leader Bahujan Samaj (BSP) Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav struck an alliance in the 2019 parliamentary elections.

Following the court order, a case was registered at Thatia police station, according to the report citing SHO Prayag Narayan Bajpayee. Others named in the case include an administrator of the page (Facebook).

Kumar said a request was sent to the Police Commissioner by registered mail on May 25, but no action was taken, as a result of which he moved the court and demanded that a case be recorded.

Large social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and WhatsApp lost legal protection for user content posted to their platforms in May this year after the country’s government enacted the country’s new technology law. information.

Under the new law, companies can be sued for user-generated content and are liable under Indian civil and criminal laws like any other citizen of the country.

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