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  • Internet clampdown: Govt faces Twitter backlash 24-08-2012 09:34 AM

    New Delhi: The government faced an angry backlash from Twitter users on Thursday after ordering Internet service providers to block about 20 accounts that officials said had spread scare-mongering material that threatened national security. The backlash came as New Delhi turned up the heat on Twitter, threatening "appropriate and suitable...
  • 'Balance internet freedom with national security' 24-08-2012 08:14 AM

    Washington: The US on Thursday advised India to ensure Internet freedom while seeking to preserve national security, as the Indian government asked social networking websites to check pages carrying inflammatory messages. "As the Indian government seeks to preserve security, we are urging them also to take into account the importance...
  • Govt gives Twitter 12 hours to block hate content 23-08-2012 12:52 PM

    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...
  • NE exodus: 'No Twitter account blocked so far' 23-08-2012 10:34 AM

    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...
  • Crackdown on hate content: Journalist arrested 23-08-2012 09:16 AM

    Jamshedpur: In the ongoing crackdown against hate content on social media websites in the wake of the northeast exodus, a former journalist in Jamshedpur was arrested on Thursday for allegedly posting inflammatory messages online. The police seized his computer and hard disk. A probe is on. Meanwhile, 19 more suspects...
  • NE exodus: FB to remove hateful content 22-08-2012 12:32 PM

    Washington: In the backdrop of appeals by India to remove hate posts, world's largest social networking website Facebook on Wednesday said it will remove content, block pages or even disable accounts of those users who upload content that incite violence or perpetuate hate speech. Comprehending the gravity, Facebook's stern warning...
  • Working with government to remove hateful content: Facebook 22-08-2012 11:05 AM

    New Delhi: Social networking website Facebook Tuesday said it is working with the government to remove "hateful content" that is widely being perceived as likely to spark communal tension across the country. "Facebook will remove content which breaches our terms as set out in our statement of rights and responsibilities....
  • Working with Govt to remove hateful content: FB 22-08-2012 01:57 AM

    New Delhi: Social networking website Facebook on Tuesday said it is working with the government to remove "hateful content" that is widely being perceived as likely to spark communal tension across the country. "Facebook will remove content which breaches our terms as set out in our statement of rights and...