India’s Government Asks ISPs To Block GitHub, Vimeo And 30 Other Websites

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China may be the ‘home’ of global internet censorship, as recent issues accessing Gmail from the country proved, but India seems to be doing its best to rival its neighbor. Today it emerged that the Indian government has asked internet service providers and mobile operators to block access to 32 sites in the name of its censorship laws

GitHub, Archive.org, Imgur, Vimeo, Daily Motion and Pastebin are some of the more familiar names included on the list, a key excerpt of which was made public by Pranesh Pakesh, a director at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore.

Update: So it looks like we have motive. The head of the Bharatiya Janata political party has claimed that the sites were listed because they content from ISIS.

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