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HC restrains Subramanian Swamy, social media platforms from sharing ‘defamatory’ content against Indiabulls

MUMBAI: The Delhi High Court on Friday restrained BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and social media giants Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp from publishing or disseminating any false, offending or defamatory allegations against Indiabulls Housing Finance.

The court in an interim order, also directed a web portal and the social media platforms to remove “offending false messages” from their platforms pertaining to Indiabulls.

The suit filed by Indiabulls claimed that the defendants were publishing articles and creating cartoons which are being shared on various platforms by others, thereby circulating incorrect, false, motivated information with respect to the company.

The court restrained the defendants from “publishing or disseminating/uploading in any manner on their website, messenger application, social media including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp or any other platform operated by them in respect of the allegations which are false, offending or defamatory” till the next date of hearing on December 17.

Source: Economic Times