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India OKs Censoring Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Y

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 2 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "The Indian government has given the green light for the prosecution of '21 social networking sites.' The list features 10 foreign-based companies, and could affect websites provided by Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and YouTube. The recent development is part of an ongoing argument between the companies and India over whether content should be regulated (read: censored) in the country. The approval was actually made on December 23, 2011, but was only revealed today. India warned these websites it can block them just like China can."

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Let them block or just pull out... (1)

PerformanceDude (1798324) | more than 2 years ago | (#38694440)

Rather than get involved in pointless litigation and risk travel restrictions on their executives, all those companies should just get together as a group and say: OK, no more services to India. It will be interesting to see how long it will last before the general populace gets extremely pissed when they can no longer access Facebook, gmail, Google search, hotmail, Bing, Yahoo search and mail or YouTube. It might be enough of a wakeup call for the politicians to change the law.
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