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.
Indian Union Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has asked the various web companies and Social networking websites to prescreen user content from India before putting it up online. This has come in the wake of some social networking sites carrying defamatory content about Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Minister held a meeting with top officials of the Indian units of Yahoo, Facebook, Google and Microsoft and asked them to devise a mechanism where their staff would screen and filter and check for defamatory content before uploading any content online. Indian IT Minister Kapil Sibal showed them a website that was posted in the name of a religious site but which turned out to be a pornographic site. Kapil Sibal also said that for security reasons the Indian Intelligent Agencies would also want to monitor these websites and Social Networks.
Google Plus is here at the social world to impress us! Google with its untiring appetite for excellence is ready to create a “big-bang” effect on the social media sector as it has already done in the mail, search, and photo and document storage domains.