Tech lobby takes India to task over plans to police online content

A man watches a video on his mobile phone as he commutes by a suburban train in Mumbai, India, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File Photo

MUMBAI (Reuters) – An Asian internet lobby group, whose members include Alphabet’s Google and Facebook, on Thursday criticised India’s plans to regulate social media content. The proposal drafted by India’s technology ministry in December would compel Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter to remove within 24 hours content deemed to be unlawful, including anything affecting the “sovereignty […]

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