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Update: Mouthshut Blocked By Beam Fibre; Issue Escalated To TRAI And DoT

Update: Mouthshut is no longer blocked by Beam Fibre or ACT Internet, but it's not clear why the website was blocked to begin with. Earlier: Review site Mouthshut has been blocked by Bangalore-based ISP ACT Internet and its Hyderabad-based subsidiary Beam Fibre for the past few days. The company got in touch with the nodal officer of Beam Internet, who confirmed the fact that the website was blocked, but he did not know why it was blocked or by whom. The officer said that he would get in touch with the company with more details, but he has not responded to Mouthshut's complaints even after 24 hours. The company has now escalated the issue to TRAI and DoT. Good news for residents of #Hyderabad and #bangalore. #Mouthshut.com is no longer blocked by #beamsFiber — FAISAL FAROOQUI (@faisalMouthshut) February 5, 2014   Mouthshut founder and CEO Faisal Farooqui said that the company will take legal action if Beam does not respond and unblock them. "Nobody in India has blocked Mouthshut ever, anywhere. From what we understand only a team in the Ministry of communication and information technology can issue such an order, but even they need to send a written letter to the service provider justifying the ban, such as violation of national security or pornography," Farooqui says. The company noticed a dip in traffic a few days back, but the company thought it might have be due to a DNS issue or because of a change in Google's algorithm. However, they noticed…

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