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Bizarre: India’s Department of Telecom Blocks Wedding Album On Facebook

So, just to clarify, this isn't FakingNews: India's Department of Telecom has blocked access to a Wedding photographers album on Facebook. A MediaNama reader wrote in saying that he can't access this link, and shared the following screenshot: We checked, and it's working via MTNL Delhi, but isn't working via Vodafone (mobile).  And there's something new here: the abbreviation GRG after "Deparment of Telecommunications", which we haven't noticed before. The link also isn't working on BSNL,readers on twitter informed us, but is working on most ISPs, including Airtel mobile and MTNL Delhi. Perhaps the block hasn't propagated to other ISPs. If you have a copy of the order for this block, please mail it to us at nikhil@medianama.com. Why is a wedding photographers album blocked? We don't know. The link appears to have nothing scandalous: Someone in the DoT doesn't…

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