yahoo Yahoo attempts to avoid Indian lawsuit over offensive content

Yahoo is attempting to remove itself from a lawsuit filed by an individual in India against social networks that host what the country deems to be “offensive” content.

Yahoo is attempting to remove itself from a lawsuit filed by an individual in India against social networks that host what the country deems to be “offensive” content.

 
The internet portal claims that since the lawsuit is targeted towards social networks, such as Facebook and Google+, then Yahoo should not be included, as it does not provide these services. Its lawyers said the lawsuit was filed on this “patently mistaken assumption.”
 
Yahoo said that the lawsuit brought against it was “a complete abuse of the process of law” and added that there was no cause of action against the company. Of course, just because it is not a social network does not mean it might not host content which some in India find offensive.
 
yahoo Yahoo attempts to avoid Indian lawsuit over offensive content
 
India has been a bitter battleground for advocates of freedom of information against supporters of censorship, with government authorities demanding many online companies to remove content that it alleges is offensive. Given the large market in question both Google and Facebook have so far given in to these requests
 
However, they and around 20 other internet companies have filed an appeal at the Delhi High Court to have the cases dismissed.
 
Source: AFP