Google and Facebook removing content in India?


Power Member
Mar 14, 2009
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Just read this in the news.

Google and Facebook have complied with orders from the India government by removing pages that are deemed offensive to Indian political and religious leaders, which is in compliance with a court case which raised censorship fears in what is deemed to be the world?s largest democracy. The Indian government has, for the past weeks, exerting enormous pressure on 22 Internet giants to remove photographs, videos or text that have been considered ?anti-religious? or ?anti-social.? Facebook, Google, YouTube and Blogspot in addition to other sites have a fortnight to cobble together future plans that will enable a greater policing of their networks.

With over 100 million Internet users, the Indian government claims that US Internet standards are not acceptable. According to Communications Minister Sachin Pilot, ?There is no question of any censorship. They all have to operate within the laws of the country. ? There must be responsible behavior on both sides.? Well, what do you think of the entire situation? With Thailand being the first country to embrace Twitter?s new direction that allows a certain degree of censorship, depending on the country, will India be next?

Wonder how Indians here feel about it, there's a lot of outrage online about this. Quite a lot of members here are from India so i'm wondering if it's as bad as people are making out.


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Nov 4, 2008
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well if the government consider them to be '' offensive '' or non-desirable ... I think it's the right thing to be done ! If you folks don't like what your government gives to you back simply shoot them :) I know I`m not indian so that's not important for me per se but I see lately loads of peoples moaning about their governments decisions lol . It's their job to do what they think is best for yours/their country(s) ! So if you don't like what they do they are on their position because they got those chairs from your votes so ... logic thing will be first of all to accept your bad mistakes when you voted or ... simply change them from their public function and execute them lol .