Court orders to remove fake news of Aaradhya Bachan’s death

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A directive has been issued by a court to remove false news related to Aaradhya Bachchan. The Delhi High Court has directed YouTube to remove fake news videos about Aaradhya Bachchan, the 11-year-old granddaughter of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, following a petition by her to stop the circulation of false rumors about her health.

The court ordered the videos to be taken down immediately and stated that dissemination of misleading information about a child’s physical and mental health is intolerable under the law.

Aaradhya’s lawyers hailed the judgment as a landmark decision upholding the privacy of a child. The content of the videos was described as false, fake, and defamatory, and uploaded to gain more viewership and subscriptions.

Aaradhya is the daughter of actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Like here in Pakistan, India has also thousands of YouTube channels that cater to the growing demand for celebrity-related videos, with some content being controversial or factually incorrect.