Facebook India's application seeking dropping of its name from a civil suit, accusing it of hosting objectionable content, was on Wednesday rejected by a court here, which held that the company cannot be said to have “no say in running” the website www.facebook.com.

Administrative Civil Judge Parveen Singh said: “At this stage, it cannot be said that Facebook India has no say in running of [the] website, and there might be a probability that Facebook India provides technical support and programming and developing of the website, and also tests the new software for this, and thus can have some say in how this website runs in India.”

The court also said “it might be possible that Facebook India is raising revenue for facebook.com by seeking advertisers from India for facebook.com”.

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