Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Google in trouble over Orkut in India

The Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to issue notice to Google for the alleged spread of hatred about India by its social network service "Orkut". (PTI report in TOI)

4 comments:

beyond the sky said...

Well, i did visit the community....however, there are so many communities out there defamating religions, individuals and nations....The other side of the technological revolution.

Pradeep said...

Possibility of misuse is inherant in any technology. No one has banned knives because they have been used to kill people.

ekawaaz said...

I want to see how google will react. I know how youtube.com now the part of google has banned many videos or community who were very vocal against Islam.

Jijesh said...

Given the strong censorship and nationalistic feelings prevelant in India, a young country, we should not be surprised by Govt. appointing Internet vigilantis. But given that India also has rich free-speech tradition- remember the bloogers, few months ago- will this go unchallanged?