Fight between Facebook and the Tamil Nadu Government
Social media profiles of users need to be linked with Aadhaar numbers to check the circulation of fake, defamatory and pornographic content as also anti-national and terror material, the Tamil Nadu government told the Supreme Court on Monday.
The Attorney-general Venugopal said, there is a solution for this as a Professor from IIT who says that the originator of a message can be traced. He went on saying that the social media accounts should be linked with Aadhaar to curb fake news, defamatory articles, pornographic materials, anti-national and terror contents in the online media."
A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose said that it will hear the plea on Tuesday, as it needs to go through the documents and transfer petition filed in the case.