SC points discover to govt on PIL in opposition to graphic content material on social media : The Tribune India

2020/10 13 18:10

Tribune Information Service

New Delhi, October 13

The Supreme Court docket on Tuesday issued a discover to the federal government on a PIL in search of motion in opposition to social media customers circulating express content material, together with rape movies and revenge porn.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde requested the federal government to reply to the PIL in search of instructions for age-based management of entry to social media and growth of a profile verification mechanism to remove objectionable content material on social media platforms.

Petitioners Skand Bajpai and Abhyudaya Mishra—legislation college students from Pune – mentioned they moved the highest court docket after their illustration to the Authorities’s cybercrime wing for motion in opposition to such content material wasn’t responded to.

Authorized motion must be taken in opposition to these indulging in promoting, sale and procurement of illicit content material and personal graphic data, they mentioned.

Demanding an environment friendly mechanism to cope with such objectionable content material sooner or later, the petitioners submitted that the authorities involved must be directed to place in place appropriate pointers to manage web entry for minors.

Acceptable legal guidelines be framed for larger accountability of intermediaries i.e. social media platforms, they mentioned, including pretend and catfish profiles that primarily have interaction in such actions have to be weeded out.

“These accounts are getting endorsed on troll and meme pages which have big following and thus are being accessed by the general public at massive. Additionally they ship ‘observe requests’ to random folks on social media as a way of commercial and promotion. They’ve additionally been posting feedback on the posts of public figures inviting folks to subscribe to their unlawful companies,” the petitioners submitted.

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