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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > India asked Web Giants to Censor the Internet

India asked Web Giants to Censor the Internet

India asked Web Giants to Censor the Internet

Added: Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The Indian authorities asked several Internet giants, including Google, Microsoft, and Facebook to delete inflammatory and defamatory user content concerning politicians before it is posted on the Internet and people realize who they vote for.

Kapil Sibal, the country’s telecommunications minister, has asked top executives from the leading tech companies to discuss the problem. Apparently, he believes that the web is full of people that insult each other with defamatory posts, so it might be better if the web giants filtered everything.

Introducing censorship is expected by him to help people become friendlier, but the executives had to tell Sibal that his demand was impossible, especially taking into account the amount of user-generated content originating from India. They pointed out that there’s so much content coming out from the country that no-one can bear responsibility for determining what was or wasn’t defamatory or disparaging.

In fact, the only way to filter the web is if there is legislation or a court order on something particular, but now the firms can’t be in the business of deciding whether something is legitimate to publish. Nevertheless, during the recent meeting with Facebook, Sibal’s motives became obvious: he admitted that someone amongst the country’s huge population had put up a page maligning the Congress Party’s Sonia Gandhi as not appropriate for the job due to being married to murdered Rajiv Gandhi. Since it isn’t fair to say that he only received the job because his mother was assassinated, and it isn’t right to say that his mother Indira also got the job thanks to taking the married name of an assassinated Indian saint, it is also wrong to claim that there’s any nepotism in the Congress party.

The local media points out that Sibal claimed it was unacceptable to say anything bad about Rajiv Gandhi’s missus and it should have been obvious to anyone that slagging off politicians online should be illegal. Apparently, he believes that politicians should be treated like gods among the citizens and it is up to the web giants to help them do so. Kapil Sibal explained that he expected the companies to introduce some screening system, with the developers looking for what he believes objectionable material and removing it before publishing.

December 6th,2011

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Date:  Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Comments (27) (please add your comment »)

posted by men (2011-12-06 16:03:07)
prince184u avatarIt is not possible, if applied then its not good, people of voting age are mature enough to make decision, so i don't think this is solution.

posted by (2011-12-06 17:56:28)

posted by (2011-12-06 18:23:58)
TrojanMouse avatar@2,

This has nothing to do with religion, it's all about politics...

Also, there's no need TO SHOUT!

posted by ET junkie (2011-12-06 19:32:53)
thynome avatarthis may be political only and hes just trying to add religion to hide it...but what i dont understand is this continuous talk of hurting of only the sentiments of religious people...i mean it is a secular country..this country dont belong to any religion..which means those who dont believe in any religion also has the same right as those who believe in any religion...i dont believe in any religion so if any religious guy put up anything religious...it hurt my feelings also...so if anything against religion should be banned..its only fair that anything propagating religion be banned too!

posted by (2011-12-06 20:01:18)
No avatarIndian Corrupt Govt. going for censorship as their leaders got exposed on internet , while they are able to coverup the news in media..

Google " Rahul Gandhi has connection with Pakistan ISI Agents - Subramanian Swamy"

And you will learn what i mean..

posted by (2011-12-06 20:42:56)
uax4it avatarThe only God in my House is Me.

posted by (2011-12-06 20:44:23)
asd0921 avatarThey (Indian Piliticians) want us to treat them like GOD, aren't they.... Well, I say, how about the reciprocal of it...??
@admin- I dont know whether am crossing my limit here or not. If yes, am sorry but i tried to be as much polite as i could. And i know that in that case i am going to get a warning. it ok. But couldn't resist saying this man...

posted by ET junkiemen (2011-12-07 00:51:35)
4GET avatarask the book there you will find the answer ..

posted by (2011-12-07 04:09:43)
DEMONLORD avatari guess they never heard of freedom of speech or do they not have that in india

posted by (2011-12-07 08:34:42)
No avatarthey are just trying to get rid of people's freedom:(

posted by Blocked (2011-12-07 08:36:27)
No avatarwell can only hope its the end of 1 MB porn lol

posted by (2011-12-07 09:52:35)
1shadowwolf avatarwow... Indians call americans stupid, yet they treat their corrupt idiots as gods... LAWL, americans know out polititions are low lifes.. we're just too lazy to do something, Indians are in denile... One Day imma go to india and Butcher a cow and eat some stake right in front of the politicians. LAWL, Dead cow = tasty....

posted by (2011-12-07 09:53:40)
1shadowwolf avatarAlso I have a rule about my gods... I dont worship people 2 foot shorter then me sorry...

posted by (2011-12-07 11:45:42)
breakdown avatarat 1shadowwolf lolz xD

i always say to each his own perhaps the indian population enjoys being manipulated in believing theyre politicians are gods roflmao ,or whatever if it makes them happy let em have it xD

hell brainwashing has always been popular ,just look at china or america , all arabic countries etc etc just an example, people love being fooled ,controlled and manipulated you cant help somebody that doesnt want to be helped , if they believe in a "higher" being thats theyre problem , nobody cares and if they kill eachother over such "beliefs" so be it or money the same,peace

posted by (2011-12-07 12:13:14)
1shadowwolf avatarI believe in a higher being... Hes just not of this world... men are evil and greedy...

posted by (2011-12-07 14:26:58)
breakdown avatarwell let me know once he beams you up maybe ill join in xD

posted by (2011-12-07 16:00:56)
maxlite123 avatar@shadowwolf: just bcoz some minister wants to put censorship it doesn't mean it is going to happen. And again , being treated like god is what politicians want for themselves, nobody treats them like god......even in educated circles, being called politician is an abuse. So, before posting get ur facts right

posted by Blocked (2011-12-07 17:59:44)
Onyx521 avatarWe are fighting the same censorship here in America family. If you can control the internet you can control the people's power because you control the flow of information and that is why we need to kill any effort by any political party, corporation, or rich elitist to censor the internet. We as Americans are always going to some far off land to fight for these corporations under the guise of "We're spreading democracy" and nothing could be further from the truth. Fighting for a free and open internet, now that is a battle worth fighting for in my humble opinion.

posted by (2011-12-08 09:19:44)
anhighpriest avatarThe politicians as always are very apt to come up with new sermons as they are disconnected with the electorates that elected them in the first instance. Its important to note that they will go at any length to keep their grip on power at any cost. Anyway, it bound to fail somewhere along the line just as the illegitimate proposal with trashed.

posted by (2011-12-08 14:24:47)
No avatarFreedom of Speech,,in India???
Are you kiddin Guys??

posted by AdminSun (2011-12-08 16:35:37)
YoGi avatar*yawn* did any of you read the article?? its just the usual run-of-the-mill political crap.politicians are paranoid, and understand the power of the net, that they will loose votes because the truth cant be censored.
1shadowwolf gives us a great picture of ignorance, like many of his lot from that side of the world. I mean America's top news network FOX, yes Fox news belongs to same group that hacked the phones of murdered children's parents in the UK and deleted their messages, is eagerly followed and was the driving force behind Bush's re-election...
1shadowwolf, the limits to your intelligence are there for all to see, when you say 'Butcher a cow and eat a steak infront of the politicians' ummm what makes you think that such an act is forbidden! LoL, do you know what secular means FFS?
techniskull, what are you saying India has no freedom of speech. LMFAO, what does freedom on speech mean to you?

And to rest of you laughing at the decisions India's government takes, remember that ANONYMOUS has been fighting against governments trying to impose censorship on the net.....

posted by (2011-12-10 01:50:35)
No avatarwho cares, its india

posted by (2011-12-10 05:37:22)
No avatarkiss my furry ass Sibal

posted by Site FriendET lover (2011-12-11 01:28:16)
waliarvind avatarIf u want to moan then moan here :


posted by ET junkiemen (2011-12-11 04:20:52)
4GET avatarthanks m8 if we all row this boat we all reach are goal thanks again

posted by (2011-12-11 08:43:00)
No avatarNo matter what dudes write here, the truth is that just the USA, India was, is and will remain a true democracy where people including the idiot politicians will have the fundamental right to speech. The telecom minister just gave a line in a press conference, and it seems to have been blown by the media to this crazy extent. Let me remind all, there was a hue and cry when India's first private news channels began, over 10 years ago and lot was criticised by not only politicians but people as well and there was demand for ban etc. Today, we have the largest no. of privately owned news channels probably parallel only to the USA, and all these Indian news channels bring out their own breaking news, scandal news and so on. Same cry by govt warning Blackberry asking them to share encoded mails in the name of security, or else face ban, it worked out in the favor of consumers at the end of the day. Indians are used to exercising their rights, no matter what folks say here(I bet some folks belong to Pakistan posing as Indians here, definitely seems like it...)This talk of censoring facebook etc. will die out sooner than later, as just after this statement came out, everybody has opposed it vehemently. So, do not keep talking trash about the country but just see the past when it comes to IT and telecom related scandalous news which dies out soon, always. Thanks for reading.

posted by (2011-12-11 18:29:01)
desichad avatar@1shadowolf

i think u talked out of context of this article we all have freedom od speech that doesnt mean u can use Hippocratic comments!!anyways

An hacker recently changed profile page of sonia gandhi who is leader of ruling party into a pornographic picture LOL

This is was best reply i guess

None in this country will tolerate restrictions like chinese people!!

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