Seven Maids with Seven Mops—India and Internet Censorship
Kapil Sibbal wants Facebook etc. to continuously monitor content so that anything that insults any one in the ruling party is nipped in the bud. And now, an Indian court has ordered FB and other social networking websites to remove offensive content by Feb 6. The plaintiff has submitted a CD full of objectionable content found on online media, and wants it removed. Language and censorship go hand in hand. When you have people who want to say stuff, you have people who don’t want it being said.