Facebook, Google fined by SC for not removing sexual content

The Apex Court had directed them to file an affidavit before June 15 spelling out measures taken by them to curb such videos

The Supreme Court has slapped a fine of ₹1 lakh each on Google and Facebook for failing to file their replies on the steps taken by them to block videos of sexual offences on social sites.
Last year in November, a submission was filed against Facebook and Google in the Supreme Court for refusing to remove a page featuring images of children taken in public under which users posted graphic descriptions of sexual abuse for more than a year.

A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit noted that despite its specific order to Yahoo, Facebook Ireland, Facebook India, Google India, Google Inc, Microsoft and WhatsApp, they have not filed any document to inform it about the progress made, say media reports.

The Apex Court directed them to file an affidavit before June 15 spelling out measures taken by them to curb such videos and asked its Registry to keep the amount in a fixed deposit for a short term.

“In our order dated April 16, we had required the parties before us to let us know the status of progress made pursuant to the recommendations accepted by these entities as mentioned in the Report of the Committee. None of these entities has filed anything to show us the progress nor any of these entities is ready with any response pursuant to our aforesaid order,” the bench said. For more updates, be socially connected with us on
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