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Complaint filed in Uttar Pradesh court against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for using national symbols


Lucknow | The Uttar Pradesh court on Wednesday filed a complaint against social media giant Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg along with three other for using India’s National symbol and letterhead of Indian President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook without prior permission.

CEO Zuckerberg along with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, Facebook India Head Ajit Mohan are booked in a complaint. The next hearing of the case is been scheduled on November 12. Chief Judicial Magistrate Anand Prakash Singh yesterday set November 12 as the next date of hearing.

The petitioner also submitted various screenshots as evidence alleging that the platform runs an application which allows certain national symbols to be used without permission. The petition demanded the named persons to be punished for the offence as they were not only getting cheap popularity with the use of such symbols but were also earning a lot of money. The petitioners further said, “This has hurt my sentiments and has hurt national pride.”

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