Indian Government Tries To Censor The Internet

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Folks in India are pointing out that the latest laws from the Indian government telling ISPs they’re responsible for blocking “offending” websites are simply impossible to enforce. They quote a great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi wondering if the website he runs about his great-grandfather will need to be “blocked” because of Gandhi’s “anti-government views”. As he points out: “People who shape and provide the Internet must be laughing themselves crazy,” since this is an impossible law to enforce. He also wonders who could possibly be the right “competent authority” to decide what should and should not be blocked. Of course, those in nearby countries like China and Iran seem to have done a fairly passable job of blocking sites they don’t like.

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