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Indian Government: Don't Censor Facebook!
  • Petitioned Shri. Manmohan Singh

This petition was delivered to:

Prime Minister of India
Shri. Manmohan Singh
Communications and IT Minister
Shri Kapil Sibal
Minister of State (Communications and IT)
Shri Sachin Pilot
Communications and IT Minister
Shri Kapil Sibal

Indian Government: Don't Censor Facebook!

    1. Ritesh Singh
    2. Petition by

      Ritesh Singh

      Kharagpur, India

The Indian government has asked Internet companies and social media sites like Facebook, to pre-screen user content from India. This is a direct attack on our Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression !

Thousands, including many celebrities and public figures, are already protesting against this move.

You might want to talk about how corruption has led to bad roads near your home and the Government now wants to pre-screen that before you post.

Let's flood Kapil Sibal’s Inbox !

The Government is suggesting the leading Internet companies to pre-screen content for objectionable material where as such an attempt to monitor and control electronic information could easily amount to restriction of the Fundamental Right to Speech and Expression.

Sign the petition to request Shri Kapil Sibal to STOP going ahead with pre-screening of user content.

For three months, Minister Kapil Sibal led meetings behind closed doors. Now, on 15 December, he will meet with Internet company leaders to come up with guidelines to monitor content you post online.

India isn't the first country to threaten to censor the Internet this year, but so far it is the biggest threat to Internet freedom. If India goes through with its plans, other countries could soon follow. Soon governments will have the ability to block anything online. It's a huge threat to democracy and fre edom of speech.

This Petition will be delivered with ALL the Signatures to Kapil Sibal on 15th December during the 2nd meeting with Facebook Executives.

For more information go here:

http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/india-asks-google-facebook-others-to-screen-user-content

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/news/internet/Kapil-Sibal-snaps-at-social-networks-says-code-of-conduct-coming/articleshow/11012467.cms

http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=392383&catid=35

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Court bars Facebook, others from webcasting objectionable

      Ritesh Singh
      Petition Organizer

      New Delhi: In the midst of a debate on monitoring content, a Delhi court has restrained social- networking sites including Facebook, Google and Youtube from webcasting any "anti-religious" or "anti-social" content promoting hatred or communal disharmony.

      Additional Civil Judge Mukesh Kumar, in an ex-parte order, directed the social networking websites to remove the objectionable content in the form photographs, videos or text which might hurt religious sentiments.

      The court yesterday passed the order on a civil suit filed by Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi through advocate Santosh Pandey who had also submitted the printouts of the contents.

    2. Reached 40,000 signatures
    3. Petition will be Delivered with All the Signatures on 15th December

      Ritesh Singh
      Petition Organizer

      We will deliver the Petition with ALL the Signatures to Kapil Sibal on 15th December during the 2nd meeting with Facebook Executives. Please do Share this Petition: Let's Get as many Signatures as possible before we deliver the Petition!

    4. Reached 30,000 signatures
    5. Google says won’t remove material just because it’s controversial

      Ritesh Singh
      Petition Organizer

      Google is standing by Indian Citizens' right to free speech. Let's Support them!

      Each Signature on this Petition will tell Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo to make their resolve stronger and stand up against Government pressure.

      Therefore, please do get as many signatures on this Petition as possible to strengthen their resolve further and put even more pressure on the Indian Government. We have got to win this time!

    6. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jessica Franco AUSTIN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Sssh. My common sense is tingling.

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    • v m VISAKHAPATNAM, AP
      • over 2 years ago

      to change

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    • Gracy Louis CHENNAI, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      My request to the Honorable Minister Kapil Sibal,

      I support your decision of censoring the Internet & your good ambition of saving our children Please censor the Internet. But, censoring facebook is of no use because facebook is the safest social networking media ever in the history of the web.Censoring Facebook for political reason has to be condemned. I would like to end stating that censor all the contents in the internet which is objected & harmful & please don't censor facebook for political reason's we should not be the victim of your fight.

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    • MELISSA STRUGIS MIAMI, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      every one has a right to look at face book.

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    • yerra dinesh HYD'BAD, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      defreeze the accts of saakshi daily and lift sanctions on advts to saakshi daily

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