Govt’s Flip-flops on In­ter­net Use

The gov­ern­ment’s re­cent flip-flops re­gard­ing the use of in­ter­net only demon­strate an ut­ter con­fu­sion and lack of un­der­stand­ing about the New Me­dia

Voice&Data - - POLICY - —Kapil Sibal Sh­weta Verma

It ap­pears that the In­dian gov­ern­ment is just not able to take a clear stand on how it wants to go about deal­ing with the in­ter­net. On one hand, it goes all out and di­rects so­cial net­work­ing sites like Face­book On the other hand, it says “we are not

hu­man his­tory be­cause through this the com­mon man can ac­cess ser­vices across Min­is­ter Kapil Sibal at the re­cent In­dia

- - ted. He em­pha­sized the need to evolve a trans­par­ent mech­a­nism to ad­dress about gov­er­nance or dik­tat, it is about speech on the in­ter­net who in turn is through which his ac­count­abil­ity can be

The Back­lash

on­line con­tent and pres­sur­ize so­cial me-

Min­is­ter for Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & IT shown how gov­ern­ment has been mak regime’ that will ad­dress is­sues re­lated to block­ing con­tent on the in­ter­net and con­sis­tent man­ner’.

About a month ago, the gov­ern­ment had blocked more than 300 web­sites, - - an­a­lyzed more than 300 web pages that have been blocked, says these in­cluded peo­ple try­ing to de­bunk ru­mors or just news web­sites.

Since then, the gov­ern­ment had block­ing web­sites, web pages, and so­cial in the coun­try.

An Im­age Makeover?

Sibal’s re­cent state­ments sup­port­ing - From talk­ing about cy­ber censorship Sibal has made a state­ment on in­ter­net use, it has only in­di­cated a com­plete how to deal with the in­ter­net and so­cial it in to­tal­ity.

an im­age makeover. But it is highly doubt sal­vage the gov­ern­ment’s im­age that has

“We are not in fa­vor of

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