Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Internet Analysts Question India’s Efforts to Stem Panic

Bajaj, Vikas. "Internet Analysts Question India’s Efforts to Stem Panic." The New York Times, August 21, 2012.

From the article: "The Indian government’s efforts to stem a weeklong panic among some ethnic minorities has again put it at odds with Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter.

Officials in New Delhi, who have had disagreements with the companies over restrictions on free speech, say the sites are not responding quickly enough to their requests to delete and trace the origins of doctored photos and incendiary posts aimed at people from northeastern India. After receiving threats online and on their phones, tens of thousands of students and migrants from the northeast have left cities like Bangalore, Pune and Chennai in the last week." Read more