06 Dec '11, 12pm

Indian government to ban offensive material from Internet

Indian government to ban offensive material from Internet

NEW DELHI: The Indian government says it will ban offensive material from the Internet, after social media networks - including Facebook and Google - said they cannot screen content before it is posted. Internet users in India are outraged, and are calling the move by the government "regressive". The Indian government recently held talks with executives of Facebook, Google and Yahoo, asking them to check all content before it is uploaded on social websites. Authorities seem particularly annoyed with tampered images of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being circulated online. Internet companies were also asked to filter out all defamatory and pornographic material. Kapil Sibal, Information and Technology Minister, said: "On sites like Youtube, Google, Facebook, Twitter, the subject matter was so offensive that it would hurt the religious sentim...

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