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Delhi HC restrains Twitter user from posting defamatory content against India Today Group, Rajdeep Sardesai, its other employees

We missed this earlier: The Delhi High Court in September restrained a Twitter user called Anurag Srivastava from publishing, re-publishing, sending or posting any content which is derogatory or defamatory of the India Today Group, its top management, anchors, and other office bearers. Srivastava has been directed to not post such content “either in the electronic form or through internet, email of social media, or any print or communication media whatsoever”, the Court ordered. LiveLaw first reported the order on Monday. A bench of Justice Mukta Gupta also flagged two Twitter accounts used by Srivastava, and directed the platform to block both the handles. However, at the time of publication, both the handles were still accessible. The Court also directed Twitter to file the basic subscription information of Srivastava, and supply it to the India Today Group as a password protected document. How the case started: In early September, the India Today Group had had said Srivastava has made “false and malicious statements” with the intent of defaming the company. It had lodged a formal complaint against Srivastava with Twitter, and had said will initiate legal action against him. https://twitter.com/IndiaToday/status/1303318477181050881 The tweets in question: As per the Court’s order, Srivastava had allegedly tweeted that the India Today Group and one of its main anchors, presumably Rajdeep Sardesai, had taken a sum of ₹ 8 Crores to interview a personality present in news, a likely reference to the interview Sardesai did with Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty. In another tweet, Srivastava had…

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