Saturday December 24, 2011

Indian Court Orders Websites to Remove Content

Twenty two Internet companies including Google and Facebook have been ordered to remove what was deemed "offensive content" by the courts. The objectionable material is classified as "anti-religious and anti-social" in nature. Critics of the ruling claim this action as an attempt to censor political opposition within the country.

India\'s Information Technology Act requires intermediaries like Internet service providers to remove content that is found objectionable within a period of 36 hours of being notified of the content.