India objects to certain contents on Facebook, Google
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 00:35
  
New Delhi: The Indian government has taken objection to some of the content on Facebook, Google and similar platforms and told them to find a way to ensure that such material is not carried.

Highly-placed sources said here tonight that there was, however, no intention to censor such platforms. At the same time, they should be "sensitive about community standards in India and it is their responsibility to find solutions to the problem," they said.

The content in question is described by these sources as provocative and insensitive to the feelings of various communities. Some of the content is viewed as insulting and obscene.

Representatives of these platforms have held discussions with government in recent weeks but they have virtually expressed their inability to do anything in the matter.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 00:19


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