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Update: #IndiaBlocks: Airtel Blocks Youtu.be Short URL, Proxy & Domain Marketplace Sites

Update: According to a report by The Economic Times, the ministry of telecommunications indeed directed  Internet Service Providers to block 16 Twitter accounts, including those of right-wing entities and leaders, apart from blog posts and hundreds of web-pages featuring user-generated content on websites such as Facebook, Google+ and Youtube. The directives only mention that 'it had been decided to block these accounts'. The directives don't quote any sections of the IT Act or any other reason for the blocks.Note that we were not able to access certain Twitter handles on Airtel Broadband in Delhi, earlier in the day.  Download the pdfs at The Economic Times (second paragraph, marked 1, 2, 3, 4; we've got backups) Update: It appears that Airtel has unblocked the Youtu.be short URL. An Airtel spokesperson has also confirmed to MediaNama, that the short URL has not been blocked. Earlier:…

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