Sasikala Pushpa told to pay costs to Facebook, Google
People have a right to know with whom their electoral representative is meeting behind closed doors and hobnobbing with, the Delhi High Court held on Tuesday.
The observation by the High Court came while dismissing with cost a plea by erstwhile AIADMK leader Sasikala Pushpa that her image was being tarnished due to uploading of her alleged morphed photos and videos with a man on social networking platforms.
Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said the politician was not found entitled to any relief against the social media giants to remove the photographs and to block access and directed her to equally pay costs of Rs 2 lakh each to Facebook Inc and Google LLC and YouTube LLC together on the other hand.
“I am therefore of the opinion that the claim of the plaintiff (Sasikala), of the photographs being morphed, forged and fabricated, does not deserve to be put to trial. For a plaintiff to succeed on a plea of morphing, forgery or fabrication of photographs, the alleged forger/fabricator or the person who has morphed the photographs, is necessary party and without the said person, no finding of the photographs being morphed, forged and fabricated can be returned,” the judge said.