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Facebook Tells India It Won't Help Censor the Web 168

An anonymous reader writes "Indian Communications and IT minister Kapil Sibal yesterday announced a proposal to have technology companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Twitter pre-screen user generated content so that community sentiments are not hurt. Social media platforms are being asked to censor whatever politicians deem objectionable and too offensive for the Internet. Sibal called a news conference when the story broke, and following it, Facebook responded to say that it can't help in the effort."
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Facebook Tells India It Won't Help Censor the Web

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  • Facebook (Score:3, Interesting)

    by arcite ( 661011 ) on Wednesday December 07, 2011 @03:42PM (#38294322)
    They won't help censor the web because that would interfere with them spying on their users.
  • by FudRucker ( 866063 ) on Wednesday December 07, 2011 @03:43PM (#38294346)
    would like to be in control of ALL the information you have available. the internet is a thorn in government's sides, right now the benefits of the internet outweighs the liabilities and when that changes you can bet the US Gov will pull the plugs (like shutting down ICANN's root servers) among other things it wont kill it completely but it will kill most of it and joe and jane sixpack wont be going to or whatever flavor of underground news and tinfoil hattery they like...

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  • Re:Duh... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by insertwackynamehere ( 891357 ) on Wednesday December 07, 2011 @04:42PM (#38295016) Journal

    How do you know that's the truth? There is a good chance the powers that be dislike censorship as much as everyone else in the software realm and now that they have some real power are exercising their right to resist censorship in a way that makes an impact.

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