Social media posts spreading rumours about FAU-G and its makers, investors or representatives connecting them to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, will be taken down. A court in Mumbai has issued a "John Doe" order, which requires social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to block any users from posting defamatory content against the makers of the yet-to-be-released video game. FAU-G is developed by nCore Games, which was co-founded by Vishal Gondal, who is also CEO of GOQii. GOQii and nCore Games filed a defamation suit in the Bombay City Civil Court against "John Doe/Ashok Kumar" — unknown or unidentified persons — who were reportedly posting defamatory content about them and their video game FAU-G on Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social media platforms. The petition claimed that these unknown persons were targeting the two companies on social media by spreading rumours that FAU-G was conceptualised by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. It said that the defamatory posts, tweets, messages, videos posted on these platforms were causing "irreparable damage" to the companies' reputation. It even claimed that these "miscreants" may be supported by "certain foreign nationals". FAU-G which was announced on September 4, just two days after popular video game PUBG was banned in India. What did GOQii and nCore Games ask for? The companies asked the Court for a "permanent injunction" restraining "John Doe/ Ashok Kumar" — the unknown persons — from filing or reposting tweets, posts, messages, videos with defamatory content on various social media platforms, including but…
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