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India Bans Mass SMS to Counter Panic
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
Last year social networking was credited with helping to organize revolutions across the Middle East and with getting normally apathetic middle-class Indians onto the streets to protest corruption.
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Northeast exodus: Is there a mechanism to pre-screen social media content?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 04:06 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The government has passed the blame buck on social media and blocked hundreds of websites, which it claims, hosted hate speech and inflammatory content, enough to incite violence. But is it feasible to pre-screen objectionable or provocative content, and reject it before posting so that there is no chance of such rumours?
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Is the govt caught in the 'censorship' web?
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 04, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 06:54 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
NDTV aired a one-hour debate on censorship in "We the People" episode hosted by Barkha Dutt on August 26, 2012. Pranesh Prakash participated in the discussions as a speaker.
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India Debates Misuse of Social Media
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:13 PM — filed under: , , , ,
India has blocked more than 250 websites after provocative online content spread panic among people from the country's northeast, prompting some of them to flee Indian cities. The crackdown has sparked a debate about how the country will cope with misuse of social media.
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Officials Raise Questions over Indian Government’s Efforts
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 04, 2012 — filed under: , ,
As per a recent report, it has been revealed that the Indian government despite making several efforts to resolve the issue of hate speech seems failing in the same.
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Political war on the web
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 05, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
Twitter is not only the ‘people’s voice’. It is also a forum for orchestrated propaganda.Kunal Majumder tracks the BJP-Congress online duel.
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Need a standard strategy to deal with Web issues: Chandrasekhar
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 05, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
The government has been facing allegations of Internet censorship for over a year now.
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UN agrees to review agencies governing Internet
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Although India’s proposal has been criticized as an effort to control the Net, govt says this will ensure it has more say in policymaking.
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India blocks access to 857 porn sites
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Porn ban: People will soon learn to circumvent ISPs and govt orders, expert says
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media