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Twitter to Take Down Defamatory Tweets against India Today Group and Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai: Delhi High Court [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 28 Sep 2020 11:56pm

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Recently, Delhi High Court ordered Twitter to take down defamatory tweets against India Today Group and Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai. 

Living Media India Limited (India Today Group) and Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai approached the High Court against Rakesh Krishna Thiyya (former copy editor). Rakesh Krishna Thiyya had made derogatory and defamatory tweets against them. The tweets were related to the interview of Rhea Chakraborty which was conducted by Rajdeep Sardesai and it contains hard words against him along with other allegations. It was contended by the plaintiff that the reputation of the employee of India Today Group is connected with the goodwill of the business interested.

Rakesh Krishna had tweeted that "killing of the story regarding one, Mr. Sumit Mukherjee; the fudging of circulation figure concerning India Today magazine. Rakesh Krishna told about the interview of Rhea Chakraborty that Rajdeep Sardesai has conducted that he accepted money for this interview and also told that he is a 'dallal' i.e. pimp. 

With respect to the tweets, Justice Rajiv Shakder observed that the plaintiffs have made out, prima facie case in favor that the impugned tweet lacks justification. The judge observes that "In any event the uses of cuss word against an employee of the plaintiff, not only, in fact, the reputation of the concerned individual and lower his image in the eye of his friend, acquaintances, and associates but also impinges upon the business interest of the plaintiff. 

In my view, if any held by defendant no. 1 could have expressed even while maintaining civility. Since social… Continue Reading...


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