TN asks SC to let Madras HC hear the Facebook matter further

The Tamil Nadu Government has moved the Supreme Court seeking to allow the Madras High Court to continue hearing in the matter relating to social media companies including Facebook sharing information on criminals with police.

The state has sought the top court to modify its order to continue the hearing in the High Court.

On August 20, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre and social media entities Twitter, Google and YouTube on Facebook”s plea, seeking their response on whether to transfer all cases from three High Courts to itself to decide whether social networking sites should be compelled to share information pertaining to criminals with police.

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