As it turns out, the government wants users to link their social media profiles with their Aadhaar details. This comes after the idea mooted by the Tamil Nadu government has been challenged by Facebook, which owns the popular social networks Facebook and Instagram as well as messaging apps WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Facebook has since moved the Supreme Court of India to transfer the pending petitions to the apex court. The Tamil Nadu government has insisted that this is essential to trace the origin of certain content that is posted online and could be necessary to track the owners of the profiles.

The Supreme Court of India has since issued notices to the Government of India, the Commissioner of Police, the State of Tamil Nadu and social network companies including Twitter and Google.


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