Google Gave up Fighting Censorship in IndiaAdded: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
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Searching giant Google has agreed to pull content from its Indian version of service, bowing to government pressure.
Judge Mukesh Kumar, of a New Delhi district court, has succeeded in putting pressure on the Internet giant to down controversial, allegedly inflammatory material. There was a civil suit filed by Ajiaz Arshad against a number of the large online players operating in India. The list includes Google, Facebook and Yahoo. The plaintiffs claimed that the material was religiously intolerant and would have potentially spiraled out of control, which could cause unrest, according to the local media reports.
The same reports indicate that different parts of the country are currently changing their mind about the way the web is being used. The organizations fighting against Internet filtering believe that going through the courts to take down the content on the Internet flies in the face of free speech.
In response, Google explained that the decision of the company to delete the material actually corresponds with its longstanding policy of responding to court orders. The giant pointed out that the users from the rest of the world may sleep peacefully – only services in India would be affected in this way. Nevertheless, many industry experts remember Google recently telling the courts that filtering the web is beyond it. Facebook, by the way, has still been using this line.
The discussion over Internet filtering has been lasting for a while now. In most cases it didn’t end up with a clear answer – the parties kept arguing that, instead worrying about civil unrest, powerful figures in India were upset about people openly criticizing such issues as corruption, bribery and nepotism.
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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
|posted by (2012-02-08 15:03:55)|
|SO THEY BOWED BEFORE THEM AND THEY LOST...........I GUESS IT SHOULD BE BEAT THEM OR JOIN THEM.........|
|posted by (2012-02-08 15:20:32)|
|bloody indians and religioiusness thats ther EXCUSE about anything they dont like i think that book the kran or w/eva needs to be re-written to be more clear and wats a offence or not coz it seems to me all them muslims are confused wat sum say is fine the other will run into ur house with c4 strapped to his stomach....u know its a mad mad world summet needs to be done tbh same poo diffrent day i suppose|
|the indian politicians are using religion to try and filter the net but they are really intrested in hiding their misdemeanour's and crimes from the people|
|posted by (2012-02-08 16:08:31)|
|The Indian politicians are amongst the most corrupt in the world so them trying to control free speech is not surprising. Also considering the amount of bashing the various state government and the central gov got over the last year, they would certainly want to keep a tight rope on facebook etc.|
And DON please don't make fun of yourself and your knowledge by making such frivolous statements.
|DON, India is predominantly Hindu, it is neighbouring Pakistan that is mainly Muslim. Religious differences were the main reason why British India was divided into (the Republic of) India and (the Islamic Republic of) Pakistan in the first place. The lesson of history: Don't let Muslims gain a significant foothold in your country or they'll eventually want a large slice of it for their own independent Islamic state. Iberia, Bosnia, Chechnya... Bradford.|
|Goes to show you no one has any cholos anymore to standup and say enough.|
The disturbing thing is in reality and think about it is a religious war is taking place. One murderous religion that worships death demanding everyone to surrender or die.
Heck these people are even murdering themselves..
As mentioned India is predominantly Hindu and Pakistan is predominantly Muslim; this has nothing to do in reality regarding free speech. It all has to do with religion controlling society in a country.
History has shown time after time when religion is involved cultures are wiped out.
You also have to remember these two countries have nuclear weapons. It is like two kids with 357 magnums cocked; you know something is going to happen. The question is when.
|posted by (2012-02-09 07:38:27)|
|I don't see a religious anything in this. It is mainly happening due to unfolding of all sorts of corruptions in the Indian government. And for you DON.....I am pretty sure that after reading your insightful post...You Sir....Are an AMERICAN...Silly ignorant people having fun on their ancestors' hardwork.|
|DON you think Indians are the ones who would strap C4 to themselves and blow themselves up? Lol. Middle Easterns/Asians aren't the only terrorists. I'm American but I still know there are terrorists in every country. I might have missed it, but where is the part that has to do with terrorism? It's flawed decision making or that's just their belief. Deal with it bro.|
And menahunie, oh no..nuclear weapons.. they might blow up the internet! That's f*cking irrelevant.
|satan007, American's don't say 'bloody' so he's obviously English or something like that.|
|Simple words: this decision should be challenged in high court and it will probably be reversed..|
in lower court, the defendents might have not responded properly.. this decision is against fundamental rights..
|Don is either trolling or very young.|
|Or very uneducated.||
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