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India: Is China Right About the Internet?


World  (tags: India, freedom of speech, censorship, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, conflict, government, humanrights, ethics, politics, violence, society, world, asia, HumanRights )

Cal
- 1098 days ago - globalpost.com
India's crackdown on social networks to stop rumor-mongering is fast morphing into an assault of free speech.



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Daniel Partlow (189)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 10:14 pm
What a sorry world we live in now. There just doesn't seem to be any right answer anymore. While I believe whole heartedly in our freedom of speech, Things like what are being done in this article certainly do seem to warrent some control. I just don't know what we are coming to these days.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 27, 2012, 3:24 am
Noted.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Monday August 27, 2012, 4:20 am
The internet is like any power. Its effect depends on who uses it and ro what purpose.
This is very sad news.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 27, 2012, 6:28 am
Thanks.
 

paul m. (93)
Monday August 27, 2012, 6:48 am


China right,,,,,,No..
 

Frans Badenhorst (569)
Monday August 27, 2012, 6:57 am
thanks for the article....
 

. (0)
Monday August 27, 2012, 10:20 am
China's limiting of the internet is of course to deny freedom of speech, and exposure to the outside world.
India, on the other hand, tried to reduce panic, and social hysteria as 30,000 people left their homes. Some may call this taking away freedom of speech, I think it was India's immediate reaction try to stop the hate that was coming across the net.
 

Vicky P. (476)
Monday August 27, 2012, 2:33 pm
no..suppressing freedom is never right
 

Michael Kirkby (90)
Monday August 27, 2012, 4:40 pm
There are many things such as kiddie porn or racist hate mongering for example that do need to be monitored. I think India took a responsible approach whereas China didn't. The problem of course is most bills go to far and it would be so easy to fall into full blown censorship and curtail freedom on intellectual dissemination.
 

Jo Ellen H. (3)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 6:15 am
thanks
 
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