SC imposes fine on tech giants
Most recently, the Supreme Court of India slashed a cost of Rs. 1 lakh each on Yahoo, Facebook Ireland, Facebook India, Google India, Google Inc, Microsoft and WhatsApp. Reason? They failed even to file an affidavit that the SC had asked for regarding the steps taken to curb child porn and rape videos.
Says activist Sunitha Krishnan, "One of the major reasons for the increasing impunity in India regarding rapes are the Tech Firms like Facebook, Google and YouTube. These are not willing to take accountability for contents like rape videos and child sexually abusive material being circulated through their medium."
With judicial intervention, maybe, these tech giants will behave!