Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case has been the origin point of various rumors and conspiracy theories, one of which was that the late actor was the one who conceptualised the game FAU-G and Goqii Vital 3.0. However, on Thursday, a court order stated that spreading such rumors is liable to legal action.
A civil court in Mumbai on September 17 passed an interim order to restrict people from spreading such misinformation and rumors that the two apps were conceptualised by the late actor who died in June. The order further stated that it restrains users from “posting and reposting tweets, sharing posts, sending messages and videos on various social media platforms,” which includes LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
nCore Games, publisher of both Goqii and FAU-G filed a suit with Bombay Civil Court against “defamatory messages” on social media which were spreading misinformation around the actor conceptualising FAU-G and the Goquii Vital 3.0.
The suit claims that both nCore games and Goquii- along with FAU-G ambassador and actor Akshay Kumar, entrepreneur Vishal Gondal- founder and CEO of Goquii and an investor in nCore Games, and other concerned persons were being “caused great hardships” due to the misinformation circulated in Social Media.
The suit went on to name YouTube India (incorporated in the USA, with an office in Mumbai), Facebook India Online Services, Facebook (incorporated in the USA, with an office in Mumbai), twitter Communications India, LinkedIn Technology Information, and Google India, in addition to unknown people posting defamatory messages.
Additionally, nCore Games and Goqii also sent email notices to all defendants in the matter and Twitter Communication India responded saying that it had “no role to play in the operation” of the Twitter website. Moreover, Twitter Communications India – alongside the India subsidiaries of Google and LinkedIn agreed to communicate the court order to competent authorities.
Goqii and nCore Games in a joint press conference also said that they would be “prosecuting such miscreants / anti-social elements in furtherance of the criminal complaint already filed before the law enforcement authorities.”
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