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Facebook Arrests Ignite Free-Speech Debate In India
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 29, 2012 last modified Jan 07, 2013 10:16 AM — filed under: , ,
Shaheen Dhada is an unlikely looking protagonist in the battle under way in India to protect free speech from government restrictions in the new media age.
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Facebook Free Basics vs Net Neutrality: The top arguments in the debate
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 07, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
On Twitter, there's a whole conversation around Facebook Free Basics and whether zero-rating platforms should be allowed in India. Here's a look at the debate.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Facebook Free Basics: Gatekeeping Powers Extend to Manipulating Public Discourse
by Vidushi Marda published Jan 09, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
15 million people have come online through Free Basics, Facebook's zero rated walled garden, in the past year. "If we accept that everyone deserves access to the internet, then we must surely support free basic internet services. Who could possibly be against this?" asks Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, in a recent op-ed defending Free Basics.
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Facebook is no charity, and the ‘free’ in Free Basics comes at a price
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Who could possibly be against free internet access? This is the question that Mark Zuckerberg asks in a piece for the Times of India in which he claims Facebook’s Free Basics service “protects net neutrality”.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Facebook's Delicate Dance With Delhi On Censorship
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 03, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
At the end of last week, a hashtag briskly rose across India: #Emergency2012. It was a reference to the 21-month stint, beginning in the summer of 1975, when then PM Indira Gandhi determined democracy an inconvenience.
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Blog Entry Facebook's Fall from Grace: Arab Spring to Indian Winter
by Sunil Abraham published Feb 11, 2016 last modified Feb 11, 2016 03:51 PM — filed under: , , ,
Facebook’s Free Basics has been permanently banned in India! The Indian telecom regulator, TRAI has issued the world’s most stringent net neutrality regulation! To be more accurate, there is more to come from TRAI in terms of net neutrality regulations especially for throttling and blocking but if the discriminatory tariff regulation is anything to go by we can expect quite a tough regulatory stance against other net neutrality violations as well.
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Facebook, Google deny spying access
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 09, 2013 last modified Jul 02, 2013 10:18 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The CEOs of Facebook and Google on Saturday categorically denied that the US National Security Agency had "direct access" to their company servers for snooping on Gmail and Facebook users. But both acknowledged that the companies complied with the 'lawful' requests made by the US government and shared user data with sleuths.
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Facebook, Google face censorship in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 09, 2012 — filed under: ,
Religious leaders in India are on a collision course with social media websites including Google, Facebook and Yahoo. Two Indian courts recently asked these American companies as well as 19 other websites to take down “anti-religious” material. They are now required to report their compliance by February. Betwa Sharma's blog post was published in SmartPlanet on 5 January 2012. Sunil Abraham has been quoted in it extensively.
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Facebook, Google tell India they won’t screen for derogatory content
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 07, 2011 last modified Dec 07, 2011 05:25 AM — filed under: ,
In the world’s largest democracy, the government wants Internet sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google to screen and remove offensive content about religious figures and political leaders as soon as they learn about it. But those companies now say they can’t help.
Facebook’s Fight to Be Free
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 31, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
In India, Mark Zuckerberg can’t give Internet access away.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media