Government of India has sanctioned prosecution of 21 social networking websites including Facebook and Google for carrying content promoting hatred against religions and communities. Although I believe in freedom of expression, I support this decision, what about you?
You support this because you're religious and it's okay for you to avoid critics on your religion. It's hard for you to see that this is indian version of SOPA. I don't support it and I'll find a way out of it.
Sorry, I am not religious, but I do not support the people who hate other religions.
As if censorship on social network is going to stop hate? Babri was taken down due to social network content sharing? or it was taken down way before internet even existed in india?
Hating religion other than their own is a daily routine of almost every religious person in india, people fake tolerance on their face and behavior.
As you know the religious people are immature and they are taught to hate, only strict laws can control them.
Only common sense can regulate them they need to get more hi-tech so more social networking instead of less
Sorry I am against regulations on both haters and religious people.
Note: I'm atheist and i support right to practice religion around me. I don't force my views on religious people and i don't want them to force their views on me. Feel free to call me names or anything you like, I support freedom of speech even if it gets to name calling or threats against me. More regulations,more crimes and more hate. Indians should rather control population instead of freedom of speech.
Not to mention, this is how censorship starts. In another month or two, they will give another reason to censor some more websites. This is just an excuse and a way for them to put there foor in they door of freedom.
That's not all. India ranks second in population but they have all the censorship triggers on content shown in television. Swear words are removed and movies where there is kissing or intimate scene is taken down before broadcast. It's funny especially when people here in india with family of six kids talk about content censorship as if they're sober and they don't hesitate to abort girl in womb just to have a boy in next attempt of child birth.
I have the right to speak ill of any religion I want, or any govt, or person, or org., etc... as long as I do not promote violence against them.
And the Indian govt should hands off the matter.
Besides what can they do... nothing.
Facebook is not subject to India for anything.
Websites and search engines should be strictly monitored by state officials who have been mandated to protect society and its values from malignant ideas and dangerous thoughts.
Provided, of course, that such regulation does not interfere with my AdSense revenue streams.
Nice thoughts, but they can not control their population as it is the only thing they can do.
According to my spouse, she is the only person authorized to control my thoughts and actions.
Should a government... even as far away as that in India... try to impose upon her jurisdiction, they are in for a BIG fight.
Think this other way. Monitoring these social networking sites can create employment. What you think?
Are you kidding me. They're not going to create employment, they're going to torture social network companies for money to get election funds and other stuff. I guess you have no idea how much freedom is going to get compromised in this, don't you? If these companies fly out of india because of this censorship or even if they block content by staying here, many indians will wander naively with lack of knowledge about world and religion. Not only that they'll lose rights to criticize the religion. Don't you see millions of bucks wasted in temples like shirdi and being used for political purpose, try to voice against it and you'll be in jail. You like this type of control on people don't you?
Hey... that is just a joke, do not take it seriously. By the way most Indians do not want to to get any new information and knowledge, for them social networking sites are just for fun and entertainment, or to criticize others and show superiority complex.
Is there any difference between Freedom of expression and freedom of abusing?
I guess you've lived your time of life being a conservative and you don't care about freedom of expression of next generation. This is the reason you find humor in all this. Fair game. You have no idea about the effects of censorship, you just care for your pseudo religious sentiments. Oh wait, you're jain aren't you? As your religion rarely gets ridiculed, why you even bother if other religions are ridiculed on the internet? Are you just supporting this crap just for timepass? or so-called indian pseudo intellectual stance?
Speak for yourself, don't assume about others saying -"By the way most Indians do not want to to get any new information and knowledge", when you say this on public forum hosted on united states, you're literally making fun of yourself (and likes of you in india) with limited world view of yours. What do you know about indians? what do you know about indians working online? What do you know about social network and sites that broadcast subjective content? Nothing.
You're representing yourself here and not the rest of the indians. I disagree with all your generalized views and your views about rest of the indians don't resonate with me. So if you're in delusion about ALL indians using social network for show off and entertainment then you're totally wrong. I use social network for work(fan page promotions) and to express myself. Your type of folks are standing in between my business and freedom. If your sentiments gets abused due to my freedom of expression, change the site or switch off the internet at home. This type of action, suits people like you. Afterall religious people should be sharing their sentiments with god, not with people online.
As for difference between freedom of speech and abuse, you do know libel and slander laws exist in almost every government. India is no exception. If any religion or religious person has no b**ls to take criticism then they should be joining talibanis and rename this nation as "Afghanistan" instead of "india". Why don't you ask all indian womens to get burqa because by not seeing any women in burqa, hurts the sentiments of many people who can't hold their emotions, isn't it? You should support more talibani laws.
I have spent my life monitoring various adult sites, and have spent, not made, thousands of dollars as a result
skyfire, you have written what I wanted. Thanks for writing it.
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