‘Freedom of Expression on Social Media, Doesn’t Grant a License to use Objectionable Language’

allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court on Friday has said that freedom of expression on social media, does not allow any citizens to make irresponsible statements, nor does it grant a license to use objectionable language.

The High Court also said that nowadays, social media has become a global platform for the exchange of ideas and opinions. While rejecting the plea filed by Nandini Sachan, Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav, said now a days, the Internet and social media have become important tools of life through which individuals express themselves, through which people can exercise their right to freedom. But it is a right with special accountability.

Nandini is an accused of propagating obscene content on social media. In connection to the case, an FIR is also registered against her at the Nawada police station under section 67 of the Information Technology (IT) Act.

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