SC asks Whatsapp to form redress system.
Supreme Court on Thursday asked the popular messenger service Whatsapp to improve its redressal system in order to make easier to file complaint against rape or sexual violence videos on Whatsapp.
The apex court also directed the government to create a centralized mechanism in the form of a helpline to receive information on content related to child pornography, rape or gang rape being circulated on social media or other Internet platforms. This centralised agency, to be set up under the aegis of the CBI or the ministry of home affairs. The court also suggested expansion of keywords that would flash messages warning the user against the search taht could lead to rape and gang rape videos and other pornography websites.
The order was dictated during in-camera proceedings on October 23. However, it was uploaded on the official Supreme Court website on Thursday.Earlier, the court has appointed a committee in which they suggest measures to prevent the misuse of social media.
The top court advised the Centre to ask state police to register FIR and initiate prosecution on receiving complaints against posting of violent sexual videos online and refer the matter to CBI.
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