New Delhi: Citing technical problems, telecom operators have refused to adhere to an order of Home Ministry for blocking Twitter traffic from specific states including Gujarat, Kerala, Assam and Uttar Pradesh in the backdrop of social media being used to fan communal trouble.
The Department of Telecom was requested to consider technical feasibility of a request from the Home Ministry for monitoring Twitter traffic.
"Twitter Inc may be directed to all traffic emanating from addresses in the states assessed by the Central Intelligence Agencies to be sensitive in the current prevailing situation in Kerala, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh," official documents said.
This was conveyed to BSNL, Tata Communications, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications as well as the Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI). ...more
05:44 PM, Sep 09, 2012