Why can't you remove tweets on your own?: SC to Twitter on Prashant Bhushan's derogatory posts
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested Twitter to itself disable derogatory tweets against the judiciary posted by activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, for which he has been issued a notice of contempt.
Questioning Twitter why it was waiting for a formal court order to remove the contentious tweets, a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said: "Why can't you do it on your own? Even after we have initiated the contempt proceedings, do you want to wait for a formal order? We think we won't pass any order and will leave it your wisdom."
On this, senior lawyer Sajjan Poovayya, appearing for Twitter India, submitted that Twitter Inc is the correct party and added that it has been incorrectly impleaded in the case. "We can disable the tweet after a court order," Poovayya said.
The top court also issued notices to Attorney General K K Venugopal and advocate Prashant Bhushan on the contempt proceedings.
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