Names of websites blocked by government leaked online

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  1. grace

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    While the government put on its censor gear to apparently stop rumours from spreading, Prakash discovered that "people and posts debunking rumours have been blocked." Also there are some items on the list that do not even exist online.

    The 309 items that were ordered to be blocked include URLs, Twitter accounts, img tags, blog posts, blogs, and a few websites.
    Prakash, a graduate of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, also raises the questions on the legal standing of the government's actions. "The blocking of many of the items on that list are legally questionable and morally indefensible, even while a some of the items ought, in my estimation, to be removed," he says.

    Indian ISPs are also known to go overboard in their efforts to comply with any government order. There have been numerous incidents in the past when ISPs were asked to block a specific URL and they ended up blocking entire domains. The latest round of censorship is also no different. There have been reports of Airtel blocking the entire YouTube short URL youtu.be in some cities.

    CIS hasn't published the complete list of the blocked items given "the sensitivity of the issue" but has posted a list of domains from which specific items have been asked to be blocked. The list follows:


    ABC.net.au
    - AlJazeera.com
    - AllVoices.com
    - WN.com
    - AtjehCyber.net
    - BDCBurma.org
    - Bhaskar.com
    - Blogspot.com
    - Blogspot.in
    - Catholic.org
    - CentreRight.in
    - ColumnPK.com
    - ----------- ( PaKI defence ) :thumb:
    - EthioMuslimsMedia.com
    - Facebook.com
    - Farazahmed.com
    - Firstpost.com
    - HaindavaKerelam.com
    - HiddenHarmonies.org
    - HinduJagruti.org
    - Hotklix.com
    - HumanRights-Iran.ir
    - Intichat.com
    - Irrawady.org
    - IslamabadTimesOnline.com
    - Issuu.com
    - JafriaNews.com
    - JihadWatch.org
    - KavkazCenter
    - MwmJawan.com
    - My.Opera.com
    - Njuice.com
    - OnIslam.net
    - PakAlertPress.com
    - Plus.Google.com
    - Reddit.com
    - Rina.in
    - SandeepWeb.com
    - SEAYouthSaySo.com
    - Sheikyermami.com
    - StormFront.org
    - Telegraph.co.uk
    - TheDailyNewsEgypt.com
    - TheFaultLines.com
    - ThePetitionSite.com
    - TheUnity.org
    - TimesofIndia.Indiatimes.com
    - TimesOfUmmah.com
    - Tribune.com.pk
    - Twitter.com
    - TwoCircles.net
    - Typepad.com
    - Vidiov.info
    - Wikipedia.org
    - Wordpress.com
    - YouTube.com
    - YouTu.be

    Haphazard censorship? Leaked list of blocked websites in India - Tech News - IBNLive
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome to DFI Grace, and please open a new thread here and introduce yourself, if you haven't already.
     
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    Wikipedia, You Tube????

    Yesterday the Twitter accounts of Kanchan Gupta and Shiv Aroor were blocked. These guys have other platforms available to express their views, Twitter is not the only platform.
     
  5. nice one . . . .Have been looking for this list since yesterday .
     
  6. Iamanidiot

    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    why are firstpost,haindavakeralam and TOI let present on the list
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Times of India on the list, i didnt find fake Indian forum.
     
  8. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Are they off the paid media list?or were they ever paid ?
     
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    may be they asked for more and the political mafia refused to pay more :D
     
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    Indian Express seems to be replacing TOI
     
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    I just hope that the GOI doesn't use this opportunity to choke the freedom of expression on internet by using their Sibalian plans.
    No one has the right to dictate us what we should read and what not.
    GOI should instead ensure good education so the new genrations are able to separate grain from the chaff and truth from the lies.
    Then there won't be a reason to worry about people getting fooled by fake pics shown in a fake context.

    :facepalm:
    Is the Home ministry's mail Id spammed so much that they don't read it anymore?
     
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  12. Energon

    Energon DFI stars Stars and Ambassadors

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    Yet another example of why the concept of governance in India sucks. Instead of embracing and using technology to reach the- now phone savvy public they do what comes to them most naturally... institute a ban. The first response to any problem is never finding a solution, it is instituting a ban.
     
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    First post - Right wing element of CNN-IBN

    HaindavaKeralam - obviously

    TOI - only media house to speak about the Assam riots from Bodo pov.
     
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    [Edit], why should hate mongers not be banned? Care to answer or are you still in sucking mode.
     

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