Content screening: Facebook, others to reply in 15 days (Lead)

February 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Facebook New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) A Delhi court here Monday directed Facebook, Yahoo, Google and other websites to file written statements within 15 days on removing objectionable content from their sites.

Administrative Civil Judge Praveen Singh warned the social networking sites for allegedly displaying objectionable content on their web pages.

The court said the websites had a duty to follow its order to remove defamatory articles.

“Defendants must file a written statement within 15 days,” said the court and listed the matter for March 1.

Google submitted a compliance report to the court, saying that it had removed certain defamatory pages from its sites.

The court was hearing a petition by Mufti Aijaz Arshad Quasmi seeking removal of objectionable content from websites.

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