29 February 2012

Facebook India asserts it is not responsible for user content

The quiet on the lawsuit accusing 21 social networking websites in the country for allegedly hosting objectionable content certainly doesn't mean it's over. The latest comes from Facebook India, one of the accused in the case. Now, the Economic Times reports that the social networking site, in one of  its appeals made at a trial court in Delhi stated that they are not responsible for the content that their users upload, and hence, their name be removed from the accusation list.

The report further stated that, "Facebook, which has about 46 million users in India, pleaded before the court to remove its name as one of the parties in the petition saying "it is not responsible for hosting the content that may appear on Facebook.com or any website". It said that it is being wrongly prosecuted under the incorrect description of 'Facebook' and stated that its correct addressal is 'Facebook India Online Services Pvt Ltd'."

Importantly, Facebook India added that it did not control or operate the servers, which host the Facebook.com website, located in the U.S.

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