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India Says It Will Not Censor Social Media

     
5:30 pm on Feb 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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India Says It Will Not Censor Social Media [bbc.co.uk]
India will not censor social media websites, Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal has said.

But he added that internet firms must obey the country's laws.

Late last year, Mr Sibal said the government would introduce guidelines to ensure "blasphemous material" did not appear on the internet.

Internet firms say it is impossible to pre-filter material, but Facebook and Google recently said they had removed content after receiving complaints.

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It's good that they backed down on their demands for social media sites to censor objectionable material in India, but it does sound as they're simply looking for other ways to do the same that aren't as disruptive.