1,816 misleading and objectionable content pertaining to COVID-19 blocked on social media: Mumbai Police tells Bombay High Court

The submission was made in an affidavit filed before the Court in response to PILs challenging an order that made social media group admins personally responsible for misinformation related to COVID-19 on their platforms
1,816 misleading and objectionable content pertaining to COVID-19 blocked on social media: Mumbai Police tells Bombay High Court
Mumbai Police

The Bombay High Court yesterday dismissed two Public Interest Litigations (PILs) challenging that the Constitutionality of the May 23 order passed by the Mumbai Police Commissioner, whereby admins of social media groups were made made personally liable for misinformation on such platforms amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Geetha Sesu vs Commissioner of Police).

The Mumbai police submitted before the Division bench comprising of Justices AA Sayed and Justice MS Karnik that the order passed under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) had ceased to operate after June 8, 2020.

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