Twitter-savvy politician Shashi Tharoor weighs in on India's threat to ban social networks

Twitter-savvy politician Shashi Tharoor weighs in on India's threat to ban social networks

Summary: MP Shashi Tharoor wonders if the High Court is going after the wrong target.

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The Indian government's relentless pursuit to ban technology continued when they sided with the Delhi High Court's judgement to hold Facebook, Google and a bunch of other companies liable for obscene content uploaded by users. My colleague Emil Protalinski covered the story on ZDNet's Friending Facebook blog. Responding to a complaint against the companies, a High Court judge threatened to ban social media websites "like in China."

Earlier today India's most social web savvy parliamentarian, Shashi Tharoor made a very intriguing comment on the whole issue. He sent out the following tweet:

Here's why the tweet above is interesting:

Will the courts go after the carriers or OEMs if the phones are used to transmit and access content that they want Indians to not see?

Topics: Social Enterprise, Government, Government US

Manan Kakkar

About Manan Kakkar

Telecommunication engineer with a keen interest in end-user technology and a News junkie, I share my thoughts while preparing for my Master's in Information Management.

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