Twitter India's attempt to distance itself from a defamation suit filed by the makers of the upcoming videogame FAU-G has failed. GOQii and nCore Games, the latter of which is developing FAU-G, had filed a suit against unknown persons (John Doe) for allegedly defaming them on social media websites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, by claiming that FAU-G had actually been developed by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The companies petitioned the Bombay City Civil Court, which issued a "John Doe" order, requiring the websites to taken down all such defamatory content. Twitter India (Twitter Communications India Pvt. Ltd.) was one of the parties GOQii and nCore Games named in their petition as defendants. However, Twitter India argued that it had no say in the operations of the Twitter platform. It said all operations, such as taking down of content, could only be done by its parent company Twitter Inc., which is incorporated in the US. Hence, Twitter Inc. was the right party in the suit, it said, and hence Twitter India should be deleted from the suit. The court was unconvinced — it ruled on Wednesday that Twitter India was a subsidiary of its parent party, and hence is a "proper party", and dismissed the request. The Sushant Singh Rajput conspiracy: GOQii and nCore Games, in their petition to the court, claimed that several people on the internet were targeting and defaming them by spreading rumours that FAU-G was conceptualised by Sushant Singh Rajput, along with Samir Bangara, a former colleague…
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