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FIR Against ‘The Wire’ on Allegations by BJP’s Amit Malviya; News Site Lodges Complaint Against Researcher Behind Meta Articles

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Delhi Police on Saturday filed an FIR against news portal ‘The Wire’ and its editors on a complaint by BJP IT department head Amit Malviya accusing the media outlet of “cheating and forgery” and “tarnishing” his reputation.

Malviya had on Friday said he would pursue criminal and civil proceedings against the portal over stories, since retracted, that claimed the BJP leader enjoyed the privilege of flagging any post and having it taken down by Instagram (owned by Meta) without the involvement of the company’s content moderation process.

Further details of police action are awaited.

In another latest development, The Wire’s editor Siddharth Varadarajan confirmed to Scroll.in that the news organisation has filed a police complaint against their researcher Devesh Kumar, who was known to be the primary person working on articles about Malviya’s alleged powers on Meta platforms.

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