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Consumer Complaints Site RipoffReport Blocked In India

Ripoff Report, a consumer complaints website, has been blocked in India, members at the India GII mailing list pointed out recently. We checked, and on trying to access RipoffReport.com via Airtel mobile and MTNL Broadband, we get a page that has the words "Access Denied". This block is particularly relevant because it comes at a time when MouthShut.com, which is provides a similar consumer feedback servicein India, has begun legal proceedings in India's Supreme Court against the IT Rules, which are being used to inhibit freedom of speech in India; Farooqui had said then that MouthShut “been threatened with hundreds of legal notices, cybercrime complaints and defamation cases. At other times, officers from various police stations call our office, demanding deletion of various reviews or face dire consequences under the IT rules”, and the problem is that IT Rules”would require MouthShut.com…

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