Social media giant Twitter on Friday termed as “frivolous” and not tenable on facts or in law the suit filed by Narcotics Control Bureau ( NCB ) Zonal Director in Mumbai Sameer Wankhede and his wife against the company in a court here over some posts on its platform against the couple. Wankhede and his actor-wife Karnti Redkar had approached a civil court in suburban Borivali last month, seeking a direction to restrain social media giants, including Twitter, from publishing or displaying any “malicious and defamatory” content against the couple on their platforms. The duo has also sought interim and ad-interim reliefs till their application was decided. On Friday, Twitter filed its response before the court, saying it’s an intermediary and not liable for content hosted on its platform under the relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act , 2000. “It is entitled to statutory immunity. If an intermediary is to regulate content which is available on its platform on its own, it loses the safe harbor immunity provided to it under the scheme of the IT Act ,” the reply said. Therefore, the micro-blogging and social networking site cannot be held liable for any objectionable content being posted by… Read full this story
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