The Indian government is demanding Web and social media companies, including Google and Facebook, prescreen user content in the country and remove disparaging, inflammatory, or defamatory material before any of it goes online.
Top executives from the Indian offices of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo will be meeting with Kapil Sibal, India's acting telecommunications minister to discuss the issue, according to two of three unnamed representatives from Internet companies, The New York Times reported yesterday. (See also: "ZDNet: Indian govt. piggybacks on religion to censor the Web.")
This would mark the third in a series of meetings … Read more