New Delhi: With Assam still tense following the communal violence in some of its districts, the Central Government is trying to block offensive content on social media websites, which it claims have been responsible for the hate campaign against Northeast Indians.
The government has given the microblogging site Twitter and other social media websites a deadline of 12 hours deadline to remove the objectionable content or face a shutdown in India.
The decision was taken after Twitter failed to respond to the Ministry of Home Affairs' request to issue show cause notices on offensive and provocative Twitter handles.
Ministry of Home Affairs sources also say that updates from 28 URLs have been asked to be removed, but no specific users or handles have been named. While one of the social media websites - Facebook - has agreed to co-operate, Twitter has so far refused any compliance....more
12:52 PM, Aug 23, 2012
New Delhi: The government has confirmed that no accounts on the microblogging site Twitter have been blocked so far, sources said on Thursday. They claimed that the Ministry of Home Affairs' request for show cause notice to offensive and provocative handles was still pending with Twitter. In the wake of the mass exodus by Indians from the Northeast, the government had proposed cracking down on hate content on social media...
10:34 AM, Aug 23, 2012