Thursday, April 27, 2017

Where does India’s government get off booting 12 million people from social media for a month?

A government order issued on Wednesday shut down 22 online services in the north Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, where mobile internet has already been blocked since April 17 for its population of 12.5 million. It’s not the first time, and sadly, it will probably not be the last. Internet access has been blocked in the region more than 30 times since 2012, with a view to quell unrest among citizens there. It’s the same story this time around: Major services like WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and Reddit are being blocked, as they are“being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements”…

This story continues at The Next Web

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