WhatsApp files plea against Centre in Delhi HC over new social media rules

As the government of India recently formulated rules governing social media intermediaries, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has moved to the Delhi High Court, challenging the new rules of the Centre. As the instant messaging app is already under scrutiny for its controversial privacy policy, it has filed a plea against the Centre's new guidelines which specifically include a traceability clause that requires social media intermediaries – a category that WhatsApp falls under – to identify the 'first originator of the information when mandated by authorities. TIMES NOW has accessed a detailed report on the petition that has been filed in the Delhi HC by WhatsApp. Watch!