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Indian govt move to filter social media on Net, triggers wide-spread concern

December 10 2011: The Indian government’s concerns about content on social media sites and IT Minister Kapil Sibal’s suggestions to police them have triggered a storm of comment on the Net and in the print media.
We bring you links that will hopefully provide a specteum of opinions about this key
Issue…
starting with the New York Times blog that first brought the issue out into the open:
New York Times: December 5, 2011 India Asks Google, Facebook to Screen User Content By HEATHER TIMMONS http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/india-asks-google-facebook-others-to-screen-user-content/  

The Hindu interview: Hate speech must be blocked, says Sibal http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/article2693232.ece  
Is the government trying to gag Google?
IBN: Video
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/is-the-government-trying-to-gag-google/208457-3.html  
Legally India: Kapil Sibal to sterilise Net but undercover sting shows 6 of 7 websites already trigger-happy to censor under ‘chilling’ IT Act http://www.legallyindia.com/201112072434/Regulatory/kapil-sibal-to-sterilise-net-but-cis-sting-shows-6-out-of-7-websites-already-trigger-happy-to-censor-content-under-chilling-it-act  
The Hindu ( editorial): What to do about Internet Content? http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/article2698888.ece  
Hindu Businessline ( editorial) Gagging Online http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/editorial/article2698564.ece  
Asian Age & Deccan Chronicle ( editorial: Enforce laws, bid to police Net silly  http://www.asianage.com/editorial/enforce-laws-bid-police-net-silly-634  

The Economis Blog: Web censorship in India: Mind your netiquette, or we'll mind it for you http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/12/web-censorship-india  
First Post: Censorship is easy — just get Kapil Sibal to say something “stupidhttp://www.firstpost.com/politics/censorship-is-easy-just-get-kapil-sibal-to-say-something-stupid-149409.html 

Cartoons: Sudhir Tailang cartoon Dec 7 http://twitpic.com/7pl6ev  
HT dabs and jabs:  Navare Shreyas Navare cartoon ( used as main image for this story): http://blogs.hindustantimes.com/dabs-and-jabs/tag/kapil-sibal/