back to article Indian government creates body with power to order social media content takedowns

India's government has given itself the power to compel social networks to take down content. Amendments to the nation's Information Technology Rules gazetted [PDF] last Friday allow the creation of Grievance Appellate Committees (GACs) that citizens can petition if social networks and other online services don't act on their …

  1. Fizban64

    Would be nice to see the indoan government take down their peoples scam call centres, scaming people out of money every day. There was even one "call centre" that was recently raided by europol and indian law enforcement.

    https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/austrian-delegation-thanks-cbi-for-busting-call-centre-fraud-racket/article66036303.ece

    Apparently it's less then a week and it's back up, running scams yet again. Will the police go see how they are doing again? How did they get back up so quickly?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    India is a giant of scam call centres

    Shut these down first.

    I no longer answer ANY unsolicited (non contact) phone calls.

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