WhatsApp group administrators not liable for content: Indian court

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WhatsApp group administrators can heave a sigh of relief. 

Following two directives issued in April by two separate state governments that made social media group administrators liable for content circulated by other members of the group, the Delhi High Court has now ruled out any such possibility.

Legally India reported that the Court took into account the fact that messages posted in WhatsApp groups did not require the administrator’s prior approval. Hence, holding the admin liable for member-posted content is equivalent to holding the ‘manufacturer of the newsprint’ liable for defamatory statements in the newspaper. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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