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Delhi HC directs Twitter to take down tweets allegedly defaming India Today Group and Rajdeep Sardesai

The Delhi High Court on September 25 directed Twitter to take down a series of tweets published by a former employee of the India Today Group, for prima facie defaming the company and its consulting editor Rajdeep Sardesai. “Since social media platforms are accessed by a large number of persons of various ages, it is expected of users to display sobriety and common courtesies to those towards whom the comments are directed,” a Bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher held. LiveLaw first reported the ruling. Aside from accusing the company of bribery, in one of his tweets, Thiyya called Sardesai a “dalla [pimp]”, and asked about the amount of “money [that] changed hands for the Rhea [Chakraborty] interview”. The court also directed Twitter to furnish the basic subscriber information of Thiyya to the India Today Group, and also prohibited him from uploading…

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