Monday 12 December 2011

India urges social media sites to block offensive content

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has asked operators of Social Media networks, including Facebook and Google, to screen user content and remove any offensive material, the information and telecoms minister said on Tuesday, but denied the move was censorship. Kapil Sibal met executives at those companies along with Yahoo and Microsoft on Monday to ask them to implement a monitoring mechanism, but no solution was reached, he said. Sibal said he asked the companies in September to remove images and statements offensive to religious groups but the companies had rebuffed his requests. more..

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