US rejects India’s request to serve summons against Google Facebook

US authorities held that they will be unable to execute the request by India for serving summons to 11 US-based websites including Google and Facebook. US  authorities also held that summons cannot be served to executives, as it impacts “free speech principles” that are protected under US Constitution and further it is not evident that it is “true threat or incites imminent violence” which would necessitate action.

The internet companies are accused of hosting content designed to fuel communal hatred, promoting class enmity and undermining national integrity.

 

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