NEW DELHI: Google informed the Delhi high court Monday that it has removed a web link allegedly containing objectionable material against Union minister Smriti Irani and her daughter, and sought from the senior BJP politician other links that need to be disabled.
Justice Mini Pushkarna sought a reply from Irani on the application filed by Google seeking modification of July 29 order in which the court had directed social media platforms to remove videos, posts, tweets, re-tweets, captions, taglines along with morphed pictures of the plaintiff and her daughter, and all defamatory content.
Irani had apparently provided only one link, which Google had disabled. Google’s counsel Arvind Nigam said the URLs that the plaintiff wants removed and which HC has directed must be provided to the intermediary by the petitioner. The tech giant contended that it is not an adjudicating authority and cannot decide what needs to be removed and what can remain.
The plaintiff should give the web links and action will be taken accordingly, Google said. On July 29, HC summoned Congress politicians Jairam Ramesh, Pawan Khera, and Netta D’Souza on Irani’s civil defamation suit and asked them to take down tweets and other social media posts on allegations the Union minister’s daughter owned an unauthorised bar in Goa.
The court held that Irani and her daughter were neither owners of a restaurant-cum-bar in Goa nor any licence to operate such an establishment was issued to them. It said statements by three Congress members seem to be “bogus with malicious intent”.





Source link

By admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *