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Indian government, social networks lock horns again

John Ribeiro | Aug. 21, 2012
An Indian federal minister said social networks have to be more responsive and responsible, even if they have their headquarters abroad, after some content on these networks was said to have stoked fears of communal violence in India.

Two private court cases were filed last year in Delhi against Facebook, Google, and some other Internet companies for alleged objectionable content on their websites. The Internet companies have typically argued that they are not responsible for content on websites that are run by their parent companies abroad.


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