After a meeting with the internet giants like Facebook, Google, Twitter etc. The Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said that there would be no censorship of the internet. The meeting was to suggest to the internet representatives as to how the social media could be used as a medium to empower the government and help the citizens of the country to reach out to the government. It was just last week that Kapil Sibal had met up with the internet giants and demanding that they remove any derogatory material from their sites and to also make sure that the uploading of such material is also stopped.
The Internet companies social media websites like Google, Facebook, Twitter have now suggested having an independent panel looking into and monitoring the online content. Such an independent panel would be the first in the world. In all other countries it is the internet company that does its own monitoring of the online content.
Report by Priyanka S Menon