Earlier last month we reported that the Indian high court was threatening to take legal prosecution against web giants like Facebook, Google and Microsoft, if they didn’t comply to censor data on the internet and implement court orders. These companies did not surrender and said that censoring huge piles of information that kept constantly growing was not possible to be monitored. And today in a sudden twist of the matter Google has complied to court orders.
Google Inc. removed content from its Indian domains that was deemed objectionable by a New Delhi district court after a civil lawsuit against the owner of the world’s largest search engine. The material was blocked from India search results, YouTube, Blogger and the social-networking site Orkut, said Gaurav Bhaskar, a spokesman for Google India.
India is stepping up scrutiny of Internet postings and mobile communications as it tries to eliminate provocative comments and curb discord between religious groups. The Hindu- majority South Asian country is home to more than 138 million Muslims, comprising about 13 percent of the world’s second- largest population.
“This step is in accordance with Google’s long-standing policy of responding to court orders,” the company said in an e-mailed statement today.
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