FIR is registered against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over a defamatory post against Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. Read the full story to know more about this case:
A case has been registered against Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook for an alleged controversial post against Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. According to a report, the case has been filed in UP’s Kannuaj district and along with the Zuckerberg lawsuit also named 49 others. Interestingly, Mark Zuckerberg himself has not posted any defamatory post against Akhilesh Yadav. The FIR names him because his platform was used for such defamatory comments.
As per reports, Amit Kumar, a resident of Sarah village in UP Kannuaj’s district filed this complaint against Mark Zuckerberg and 49 others for posting such defamatory comments against Akhilesh Yadav. In his application before the court, he had alleged that an attempt to tarnish image of Akhilesh Yadav has been done by using the Facebook platform.
This controversy started from a Facebook page titled ‘Bua Babua’ where some people posted defamatory remarks against Akhilesh Yadav. Notably, the term ‘Bua-Babua’ was coined by BSP chief Mayawati, the popular political rivals who formed an alliance in the 2019 parliamentary election.
When a senior district police officer was asked about this case he said “ During the course of investigation Mark Zuckerberg’s name was dropped, while the investigation is being carried out against admin of the (Facebook) page. Chief Judicial Magistrate Dharmveer Singh asked police to lodge the behest of Kumar.
Byline Divya Thearia