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High Court seeks Centre's stand on plea for removal of fake news, hate speech circulated on social media

The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought the Centre's stand on a plea by former RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya for removal of fake news and hate speech being circulated on social media and online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google.

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New Delhi Published on: March 11, 2020 12:44 IST
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High Court seeks Centre's stand on plea for removal of fake news, hate speech circulated on social media

The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought the Centre's stand on a plea by former RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya for removal of fake news and hate speech being circulated on social media and online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google.

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar also issued notice to Facebook, Google and Twitter on the plea which has sought details about the designated officers of these platforms. The court will hear the matter on April 13. 

Also read: Delhi High Court issues notice to Google, Facebook & Twitter on removal of fake news

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