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ATHENA LEGAL IN COURTS: FACEBOOK, GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE UNDER SCANNER OF DHC: AUGUST 14, 2018

September 21, 2018

The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in CS(OS) No. 394 of 2018 titled as ‘Patanjali Ayurved Ltd & Anr Versus Meera Singh & Ors’ has directed social media giants Facebook, Google and YouTube to take down/block videos and other content that allegedly contain "slanderous, defamatory and absolutely false statements" about Patanjali Ayurved and Baba Ramdev. The exparte ad interim injunction against these online platforms was granted in a suit filed by Baba Ramdev and Patanjali through Athena Legal, against one of its former employees who had been using social media to upload, disseminate and share videos in an allegedly 'nefarious campaign' to malign their reputation. 

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