Freedom of speech can't be asserted against private party: Facebook, Instagram to Delhi High Court

Meta, the company which owns Facebook and Instagram, told the Court that it is not a 'State' under the meaning of Article 12 of the Constitution and it does not perform any 'public function'.
Delhi HC, Instagram
Delhi HC, Instagram

Facebook (now Meta Platforms) has informed the Delhi High Court that it is a private party and, therefore, the right to freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19 of the Indian Constitution cannot be asserted against it [Wokeflix Through Megha Choubey v. Union of India and Ors].

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