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Update: #IndiaBlocks – A Round-Up Of News On The Internet Blocks

Here's a round-up of developments related to the blocking of web sites in India following reports of the North East exodus. We'll continue updating this post as we come across more instances. You can also report blocks via your comments: - August 26th, 2012: Is the Indian government caught in the 'censorship' web? Read more at NDTV. - August 26th, 2012: Outlook India editorial chairman Vinod Mehta writes that he supports any measure, including censorship, to stop platforms like Facebook and Twitter from being used to spread terror. He added that its hardly a secret that social media has been misused and has been left untouched in the interests of free speech. Read more at Outlook India. - August 25th, 2012: The worst job at google? Moderating Internet content. Read more at Gizmodo. - August 25th, 2012: Tata Photon has apparently blocked access to 25 million Wordpress.com blogs across the country, to comply with a government order to block web pages with inflammatory content. Read more at Tech2. - August 24th, 2012: India is planning to push for formulating Internet regulation and governance at the United Nations, following which the control of Internet companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook would remain in hands of United Nations and its member nations. Read more. - August 24th, 2012: Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology informed the Rajya Sabha that India’s proposal at United Nations Commission for Science and Technology Development (CSTD) was a reiteration of its statement made during the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly in…

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