HATE CONTENT

  • Internet clampdown: Govt faces Twitter backlash August 24, 2012

    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 scaremongering material that threatened national security. The backlash came as New Delhi turned up the heat on Twitter, threatening "appropriate and suitable action"...
  • 'Balance internet freedom with national security' August 24, 2012

    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 of...
  • 'Govt needs realtime monitoring agency for hate content' August 23, 2012

    CNBC TV18's Tech Editor Suresh Venkat has said that a realtime monitoring agency is required to keep hate content on websites under check. ...
  • Govt gives Twitter 12 hours to block hate content August 23, 2012

    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...
  • NE exodus: 'No Twitter account blocked so far' August 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...
  • Crackdown on hate content: Journalist arrested August 23, 2012

    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 have been...
  • Banning websites spreading hatred is not censorship: Sibal August 22, 2012

    Union Minister Kapil Sibal has defended the government's decision to ban certain websites saying it doesn't amount to censorship but is a means to control the spread of hate messages. ...
  • NE exodus: FB to remove hateful content August 22, 2012

    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 to...
  • Working with government to remove hateful content: Facebook August 22, 2012

    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. Content...
  • Working with Govt to remove hateful content: FB August 22, 2012

    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 responsibilities....