AIBA seeks action against Google for spreading false information about PM Modi

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New Delhi/IBNS-CMEDIA: The All-India Bar Association (AIBA) has written to Narendra Modi, seeking stringent penal action against tech giant Google, alleging an attempt to tarnish the image of the Prime Minister.

Adish C. Aggarwala, Senior Advocate and Chairman of the All-India Bar Association (AIBA) stated that Google has committed an offense under Sections 153A, 500, and 505 of the Indian Penal Code for promoting enmity among groups by putting out misleading, mischievous information that is in the public domain.

Aggarwala, who is the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), stated that Gemini, the artificial intelligence platform of technology and Internet company Google, put out highly condemnable false information about the Prime Minister of India in the public domain.

“The company, being the creator of the machine, cannot escape the consequences of the damage caused by the machine. How a machine is to learn facts and interpret them is designed by its programmer,” the letter read.

It further stated that the country is on the verge of a general election, and malicious campaigns to smear the image of any leader should be stopped in their tracks.

“The Prime Minister of India has strived to get India its due place under the sun. But some people are not enthused by the rise of the country to prominence and may want to stain its honor by spewing spite. Such acts must be shot down,” the letter stated.

“It is therefore urged that the penal laws be invoked, and action taken against those guilty of the aforesaid motivated crimes,” Aggarwala said.