DNA: Victory for freedom of expression as Section 66 A of IT Act scrapped

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66 A of IT Act that allowed arrests for objectionable content online.

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Twitter will defend voice of its users, says CEO Dick Costolo

Twitter will defend voice of its users, says CEO Dick Costolo

Amid a debate over freedom of speech on social media, Twitter today said it will make sure that the "voices" of its users are defended, even as it would make it harder for any "abuse" to take place from its platform.

IT Act cannot gag freedom of speech: Supreme Court

IT Act cannot gag freedom of speech: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the much-denounced Section 66A of the Information Technology Act of 2008 after finding it violative of the freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution, triggering a frenzy of laudatory posts in the social media within minutes of the far-reaching judgment.

SC's striking down 66A of IT Act victory for 300 million Internet users'

 The Supreme Court judgement rendering a provision of the IT Act as unconstitutional is a momentous victory for more than 300 million Net users in the country, Internet and Mobile Association of India said today.

'Victims' rejoice as SC scraps controversial cyber provision

'Victims' who bore the brunt of the controversial section 66A of Information Technology Act for posting allegedly "offensive" content online heaved a sigh of relief as the Supreme Court today, in its landmark verdict, scrapped the provision dubbing it "unconstitutional".

Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on validity of Section 66A of IT Act

 The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce tomorrow its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites.

Govt issued orders to block 690 webpages in 3 yrs

The government today said it has issued directions to intermediaries for blocking 690 webpages/ URLs for carrying anti-social content.

`Mechanism needed to deal with offensive content`

Blocking of websites carrying offensive content cannot be a solution and rather a regulatory mechanism should be put in place to remove the offending material, a cyber security expert said here today.

‘Can’t allow offensive content on websites’

The Centre on Tuesday clarified that it does not want to curtail the freedom of the press, but cautioned that it can’t allow social networking websites and other media arms to run provocative contents.

Thailand asks Facebook to delete offensive content

Under Thai law, anyone convicted of insulting the king,
queen, heir or regent can face a sentence of up to 15
years.