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India wants Internet sites to screen content

By Heather Timmons
New York Times / December 6, 2011
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The Indian government has asked Internet companies and social media sites like Facebook to remove disparaging, inflammatory or defamatory user content from India before it goes online, three industry executives say. Top officials from the Indian units of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook were expected to meet with Kapil Sibal, India’s acting telecommunications minister, on Monday afternoon to discuss the matter, said two executives of Internet companies.

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