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More Fuel For Facebook Censorship Advocates In India 122

thodelu writes "Close on the heels of Friday's communal clashes in a town in India that were triggered by a Facebook post which contained morphed images apparently deriding a religious place of worship, there has been another incident. City police have removed images from another similar blog post citing 'cyber criminal' laws. There has been an ongoing effort in India to censor the web which would get more backing as a result of these events. Could we be seeing another Great Firewall of China?"
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More Fuel For Facebook Censorship Advocates In India

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 02, 2012 @07:35PM (#39555005)

    Really, why dont they look at the root cause, which is the communal tension and try to solve them. Oh wait, it is politicians that incite such communal hatred for political reason.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 02, 2012 @11:34PM (#39556419)
    This is a worldwide problem involving Muslims everywhere, be it India, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, France, you name it. Why this blanket comdemnation of religion, when only ONE religion is demonstrating that it's incapable of co-existing w/ the rest, but at the same time, incists on spreading to non-Muslim countries? There are no problems between Jews and Christians, Buddhists and Shintos, Hindus and Sikhs, Zoroastrians and Jains, etc. So rather than indulge in a self-sensoring game, why not bluntly state that the problem is Muslims being their usual self, and that no amount of censorship of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Reuters, AP, et al is going to change that.
  • Re:the real cause (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 03, 2012 @01:37AM (#39557019)

    Mao outlawed religion...

    Mao also developed a philosophy of the moral superiority of the downtrodden ("Blessed are the meek..."?); established a cult of personality venerating him as more than a mere man; and published a handbook of his writings that outsold the Bible, and was treated in much the same manner (as a source of divine wisdom, infallibly correct).

    It seems to be a flaw of the human psyche, that the most direct way to get rid of a religion is to invent another one to replace it.

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