AIB meme row: 'Retrieve deleted Narendra Modi picture', cyber cell tells Twitter

FP Staff

Jul,17 2017 14:39:33 IST

It was earlier reported how politicians like Shashi Tharoor and Derek O' Brien have posted selfies with the Snapchat dog filter as a symbol of support to All India Bakchod (AIB) who got themselves in legal trouble following a joke on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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All India Bakchod. Facebook

AIB had tweeted a picture of Modi clicking a selfie with the dog filter and 'wanderlust' as the caption, taking a dig on his multiple foreign visits. A multitude of Twitter users criticised the comedians for the same and even brought it to the notice of the Mumbai police who forwarded the same to the cyber cell.

Though AIB deleted the tweet, the cyber cell lodged an FIR against it under defamation and under the IT Act for posting 'inappropriate content' on social media.

However, since the court of law would demand a full-proof evidence i order to rule the case against AIB, the cyber cell has requested Twitter authorities to retrieve the deleted Modi meme.

Hindustan Times, which reports the same, quotes cyber cell expert Vijay Mukhi as saying, "Even if you delete a post, that does not mean it has disappeared from the internet.

Twitter will still have a copy, which it can retrieve. A screenshot of the post will suffice initially, but the court will need Twitter officials to verify the photograph as the accused had used their platform."


Updated Date: Jul 17, 2017 18:39 PM