Saturday, June 17, 2017

Internet Censorship In India is Continuing To Improve

Internet Censorship In India is Continuing To Improve
The internet in India is now progressing and people living in the country are happier as the internet has become more advanced in the region.

The country has been shutting down the Internet in different areas 20 times in the first five months of this year, according to a report from Human Rights Watch. Four of those outages have occurred this month, all in countries where violent demonstrations have taken place.

That was a dramatic improvement from last year, when 31 shutdowns were recorded in total, and a larger increase since 2012 that saw only three shutdowns.

The Indian government paid no attention to requests to comment on the report, but had previously argued that restricting access is sometimes necessary to prevent gossip on social media triggering violence.

Meanwhile the Indian government does not have its own Internet blocking device like "Great Firewall" China, the company can order and provide services for offline.

The constancy came from a law written in 1973, which allowed the government to impose restrictions on the public to prevent everything from unrest to "clogging, harassment or injury."

In another report by the Brookings Institution last year, India was tied for first place with Iraq for the highest number of internet closures among 19 countries (including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Syria and North Korea).

Facebook also rated the Indian government among the top countries asking to censor content.

The social media giant said in its latest Government Request Report that India ordered 719 pieces of content to be limited, lower than Brazil, Turkey and Germany.

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