Update: Google has also responded to the Indian Government's call for pre-screening internet content on social networks. Responding to a query from MediaNama, a Google spokesperson has issued the following statement: "We believe that access to information is the foundation of a free society. Google Search helps spread knowledge, enabling people to find out about almost anything by typing a few words into a computer. And services like YouTube and Google+ help users to express themselves and share different points of view. Where content is illegal or breaks our terms of service we will continue to remove it." Yesterday, Google had clarified that it would not remove content just because its controversial as it believed that people's differeing views, as long as they're legal and don't violate its policies, should be respected and protected. Earlier: Social networking giant Facebook has responded to Indian government's request to prescreen and eliminate "objectionable" user generated content stating that it understands the government's interest in minimizing abusive content online, however it wants to keep Facebook as a free and neutral platform where people can discuss thing freely and it already has policies and on-site features that enable people to report abusive content, reports NDTV. The company further added that it will remove any objectionable content that is hateful, threatening, incites violence or contains nudity, which violates their terms. Previously, the New York Times’ India Ink blog had reported that Indian government has asked ISPs and sites like Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to “prescreen” user generated content from India. Following this,…
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