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DoT Reportedly Orders Blocking of 32 Websites Including GitHub, Archive.org, SourceForge
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 02, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
Many users on Twitter are claiming that several websites, including many software development resources such as GitHub and SourceForge, along with research resources like the Internet Archive have all been blocked on order of the Department of Telecom.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Draft nonsense
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 24, 2012 last modified Dec 03, 2012 09:08 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Seriously flawed and dodgily drafted provisions in the IT Act provide the state a stick to beat its citizens with.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
EC guidelines on social media: Welcome move, but not enough
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 01, 2013 last modified Nov 19, 2013 10:18 AM — filed under: ,
With election season close by and the growing ubiquity of social media, the Election Commission of India’s recent guidelines for how candidates and political parties must conduct themselves on social media are a well-intentioned step. But are these guidelines enough to regulate how online media is used by parties and candidates, given the kind of proxy wars that are played online? For now, not really.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Effective Activism: The Internet, Social Media, and Hierarchical Activism in New Delhi
by Sarah McKeever published Jul 16, 2015 last modified Jul 16, 2015 08:22 AM — filed under: , , ,
This post by Sarah McKeever is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Sarah is a PhD candidate at the India Institute, King’s College London, and her work focuses on the impact of social media on contemporary political movements. In this essay, she explores the increasingly hierarchical system of activism on the Internet, based on Western corporate desire for data, and how it is shaping who is seen and heard on the Internet in India.
Located in RAW
Election campaign: parties draw battle lines on media platforms
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2013 last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:23 AM — filed under: ,
In the run-up to the 2014 polls, parties are drawing up media strategies that have a focus on young voters.
Located in News & Media
Election Commission to monitor conduct of political parties on Facebook, Twitter and Google
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 25, 2013 last modified Dec 30, 2013 07:02 AM — filed under: ,
With Congress and BJP hammering away at each other in the ongoing assembly contests that will set the stage for national polls next year, the Election Commission wants to make sure social media and online platforms run by Google, Facebook and Twitter are not used to breach the code of conduct that governs candidates and parties. The commission's key concerns relate to malicious content and exceeding the campaign expense limit.
Located in News & Media
Election Experiment Proves Facebook Just Doesn't Care About Fake News In India
by Admin published May 31, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Much-hyped fact-checking initiative identified only 30 bits of fake news in month-long Karnataka campaign. Yup — 30!
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry European Court of Justice rules Internet Search Engine Operator responsible for Processing Personal Data Published by Third Parties
by Jyoti Panday published May 14, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that an "an internet search engine operator is responsible for the processing that it carries out of personal data which appear on web pages published by third parties.” The decision adds to the conundrum of maintaining a balance between freedom of expression, protecting personal data and intermediary liability.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Facebook and its Aversion to Anonymous and Pseudonymous Speech
by Jessamine Mathew published Jul 04, 2014 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Jessamine Mathew explores Facebook's "real name" policy and its implications for the right to free speech.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Facebook Free Basics vs Net Neutrality: The top arguments in the debate
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 07, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
On Twitter, there's a whole conversation around Facebook Free Basics and whether zero-rating platforms should be allowed in India. Here's a look at the debate.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media