A recent report revealed that Google and Facebook with other smaller websites are currently facing a severe censorship criticism from the Indian government. Google and Facebook both have filed the petition to nullify the criminal suit but the hearing will resume on March 13.
Indian government has opened a word of fire against these two companies blaming them to host the objectionable content on their sites that commission revolt and mocking of political figures. The government ordered the companies to find a way to remove such content or they will pose a ban on them, taking serious action like the neighbor, China.
The complaints to censor the offensive content also cover Google’s social network Orkut, and YouTube.
If the ban is posed or the asked content is remove in any way this curb the freedom-of-expression dictum.
Both companies, Facebook and Google are trying to find a way to get out this troublesome situation while saying that such huge amount of data cannot be monitored.
The companies also comment that they’re not responsible for what third parties post on their websites. However, in some cases, they can remove objectionable contents only if notified about it.