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SC asks Google, FB to give inputs on objectiona­ble videos

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Internet majors such as Google, Yahoo and Facebook and instant messaging applicatio­n WhatsApp were on Monday directed by the Supreme Court to furnish details of complaints they have received in India about the uploading of objectiona­ble contents on child pornograph­y, rape and gangrape. The apex court asked them to provide such details they received last year and this year till August 31 and also about the action taken by them on such complaints. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit directed the Ministry of Home Affiars (MHA) to apprise it about the number of prosecutio­n under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) 2012, during this period.

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