Delhi: Social media asked to censor objectionable content

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New Delhi, Dec 22: A Delhi Court has asked social networking sites like Google, Facebook and Youtube to remove any "anti-religious" or "anti-social" content keeping in mind the religious sentiments of people.

In an ex-parte order, Mukesh Kumar, Additional Civil Judge asked the social networking sites to remove any defamatory content in any form of videos, text or photographs that could hurt the religious sentiments of people.

An order was passed by the court on Dec 21 on a civil suit that was filed by Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi through Santosh Pandey, advocate, who submitted the printouts of the contents.

The news comes weeks after HRD Minister Kapil Sibal asked social sites to remove objectionable content from social media websites.

His move was, however, opposed by Internet giants who rejected goverment's proposal to censor web content. 

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