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This article was published on August 23, 2012

    The Government of India would like to have these URLs blocked promptly

    The Government of India would like to have these URLs blocked promptly
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    The Government in India doesn’t mess around when it comes to what its population can and can’t see on the Internet in its country.

    The Government has issued a document with a list of URLs that it would like blocked immediately. They include YouTube videos, Twitter accounts and Facebook pages. And more. The reason? They’re “religiously offensive.”

    Apparently, fake accounts are being used to “stir up religious tension, espescially against muslims.”

    Here’s the list for your viewing pleasure…or if you’re in India, not.

    India Government URLs

    For those of us in the United States, we take for granted that we can view pretty much whatever we want whenever we want, as long as it isn’t grossly illegal.