India Orders Websites to Remove Content

An Indian court in New Delhi on Saturday ordered 22 social networking websites–including Facebook, Google Inc., and Yahoo Inc.–to remove all objectionable content such as “anti-religious” or “anti-social” content, the Press Trust of India reported.All the websites have until Feb. 6 to submit compliance reports to the court detailing actions taken to remove the objectionable and derogatory contents from the websites, the report said. see:Indian courts challenge Facebook, Google content – report
U.S. companies Facebook, Google and Yahoo, and other internet firms, have been ordered by two Indian courts to remove material considered religiously offensive, the latest skirmish in a growing battle over website content in the world’s largest democracy.One court in the capital Delhi Friday issued summons to 19 companies to stand trial for offences relating to distributing obscene material to minors, after being shown images it said were offensive to Hindus, Muslims and Christians, the PTI news agency said.

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