Google, Facebook to self-regulate contenta in India
The Indian government asked social media networks like Google and Facebook to ensure that uploading of objectionable material is stopped. Indian politicians requests websites to remove content, especially those showing political leaders in bad image. But major websites refused to censor themselves.
On 6 December Communications Minister Kapil Sibal asked social media, to screen and eliminate objectionable content on their sites but they denied the move was censorship on websites. Now the Indian government has threatened to impose rules after the websites refused to do so in a dispute that tests India's commitment to free speech.