Monday, 12 December 2011

India's Unworkable Plan to Censor Facebook

As the United States considers its own measures to block illegal websites, India's government is pulling a China and asking Internet companies like Facebook and Google to start screening all user generated content. The censorship measures requested by the Indian government -- "to remove disparaging, inflammatory or defamatory content before it goes online" -- do resemble China's firewall, based on the so far vague details of the plan reported in The New York Times's India Ink blog on Monday morning. However, the companies affected also say it's out of the question. ...read more..

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