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February 15th, 2012
No plans to censor social media! – Mr Kapil sibal

Union Telecom and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday ruled out any plan to censor social media, but said the companies need to obey the law of the land.

The comments came in the backdrop of a Delhi court’s order asking social and networking media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google etc to remove objectionable contents.

The court’s order had come after Sibal had taken some measures to rein in social media organisations from hurting religious sentiments.

No government in the country will ever censor social media. But we need to make sure that everybody obeys the laws of the country. If the print media and visual media obey the laws, the social media can also obey the laws, Sibal told the Nasscom Leadership Summit