The Delhi High Court on Thursday ordered YouTube to remove faux news films about the grand-daughter of Bollywood celebrity Amitabh Bachchan, in response to her petition to stop the stream of fake rumours about her fitness, legal professionals stated.
Judge C. Hari Shankar ordered YouTube to make sure the motion pictures approximately Aaradhya Bachchan, 11, were taken down at once.”Dissemination of misleading statistics approximately a toddler, specifically as regards physical and mental fitness, is absolutely intolerable under the regulation,” the court said in its order.
Three legal professionals representing Aaradhya said in a announcement that it became a landmark judgment because the court docket has upheld the privacy of a child.
“Videos are fake, fake, defamatory, and uploaded with the reason of gaining eyeballs…And subscription to the channel,” said Dayan Krishnan, one of the 3 lawyers.
Aaradhya is the daughter of actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and is frequently photographed accompanying them at public events.
India has lots of YouTube channels that tap into the growing demand for films about celebrities. Often, the content may be arguable or factually wrong.
An respectable spokesperson for YouTube owner Google (GOOGL.O) declined to comment.
The federal government has been searching for approaches to tighten tech quarter regulation and wants corporations to do more on content material moderation on social media platforms.