In a case filed by Jagran Prakashan group, the Delhi High Court ordered messaging service Telegram to remove several channels distributing the Dainik Jagran newspaper's PDF versions. The order also instructs Telegram to reveal the identity of the individual(s) distributing the paper illegally. The ruling was first reported by Bar & Bench. This is the message that shows up when trying to access the links mentioned in the order, so the app appears to have taken the links down: [caption id="attachment_215638" align="aligncenter" width="319"] Screengrab from Telegram app.[/caption] While Telegram has told the Jagran Prakashan group that it has taken down some of these links, they did not take part in the case against them at the Delhi High Court. It is unclear if Telegram, which is based in Dubai, will comply with the order to reveal the identities of the people running these Telegram channels. We have reached out to the company for further information. The unmasking order comes as parts of the Indian government have increasingly been holding chat group admins legally responsible for content posted by participants. This has happened in Mumbai where police said that group admins will be "personally" held responsible for fake news; similarly in Kupwara, Kashmir, group admins were required to register with the district government; in Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, staff were told to submit details on their WhatsApp groups' admins. This also comes as the Supreme Court considers arguments in the WhatsApp traceability case, where petitioners (and the government) have been trying to…
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