Why Can’t You Disable Tweets on Your Own, SC Asks Twitter on Prashant Bhushan’s Contentious Posts

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Why Can’t You Disable Tweets on Your Own, SC Asks Twitter on Prashant Bhushan’s Contentious Posts


Representative image.

Representative image.

The bench also issued the formal notice of show cause to the activist-lawyer, and sought his reply by August 5 – the next date of hearing.

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  • Last Updated:July 22, 2020, 12:38 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested that Twitter should itself disable two contentious tweets by advocate Prashant Bhushan, who was issued a notice of contempt for posting these messages.

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra questioned Twitter Inc over the waiting for a court order to do so. “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,” the bench told senior lawyer Sajan Povvayya, who appeared for Twitter.

At this, Povvayya said he had understood what the court is saying and that he will convey this to his client. “Now that the court has taken suo motu cognisance, I ge

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