'UPA out to gag free opinion on Sonia, Rahul on net'

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  1. Zebra

    Zebra Senior Member Senior Member

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    PTI
    New Delhi, June 30, 2012

    The RSS has alleged that the UPA government is out to gag people's free opinion on the net, specially those regarding Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul, through requests to sites like Google to remove content and by seeking users' data and account details. "The government of India is seeking to
    gag the voice of the public, expressed most freely on the net. It has sent 96 requests to the Google site alone from June to December 2011 fo removal of content," RSS mouthpiece Organiser said in the editorial of its latest edition.

    It maintained that according to Google, there has been a 49 % rise in the number of requests for removing the contents in India, the highest in the world.

    "It may be recalled that HRD minister Kapil Sibal had growled in exaggerated fury over a cartoon regarding the Prime Minister. The UPA government is being lampooned, criticised and chided by angry citizens," the editorial said, adding that this is the role of the media but since it has failed to do so the people have chipped in.

    Organiser alleged that as per newspaper reports the government investigative agencies are also engaged in finding the physical location and identity of several IP addresses from the US, which have posted material not "palatable to the Gandhi family", particularly Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul.

    Citing Google, the editorial said most requests for removal are regarding political comments.

    "Google received 2,207 requests for user data and 3,427 requests regarding users and accounts between July and December 2011. It complied with 66 per cent of the requests," the editorial said, adding that Pakistan has made only two such requests. Organiser has further alleged that India is asking other countries- even the ones with which it has Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty- to provide more than legal information about netizens who make such comments.

    "It wants the postal address, even the billing and payment details, which could fix the person directly," it said.

    Indicating that advertisements worth crores could be responsible for the media not being critical enough of the government, it said, "This (advertisements) it uses as a leverage for blocking anti-government news, information and opinion."

    The article cited the way "Anna Team was stifled" over the debate on UPA's presidential nominee.

    "The net is full of analysis and reports by experts and the intelligent common man who has assessed the qualities of Pranab Mukerjee, and the charges of his ommissions and commissions. Or, for that matter the dead silence on matters relating to Sonia Gandhi," the editorial said.

    The RSS mouthpiece alleged that Gandhi made a request for privacy about her illness, the media "obeyed like a lap dog". It further states that in India the public and private have merged beyond demarcation with regard to the Gandhis.

    Charging the Congress with being "proactive in press censorship" and "cultivating" journalists, the article said, "To those who oppose them, the Congress has shown its true face, repression and threats. The Google report is just an indicator of the deeper malaise of censorship in India."

    Interestingly, Organiser refers to the rejection of its own accreditation to the Press Information Bureau as another case of gagging the "free and critical voice" by the government.

    'UPA out to gag free opinion on Sonia, Rahul on net' - Hindustan Times
     
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  3. Zebra

    Zebra Senior Member Senior Member

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    That is the fascist face of the socialist party.
     
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    You really can't expect the Organiser to give an unbiased view on this issue now can you.


    The US made 6000+ requests for items to be removed. If you look at the India breakdown, the highest number is for copyright removal requests. Defamation requests from the executive which could fall under the category that RSS is highlighting were 5

    Check out the source data for India here from Google
    India – Google Transparency Report

    The US data for comparison
    United States – Google Transparency Report
     
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    Zebra Senior Member Senior Member

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    I didn't get that. Please tell me some more from where you get that .....5?
     
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    There is a difference between user data requests and content removal requests


    Content removal breakdown


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    2,207 in the article are User data requests

    http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/userdatarequests/

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^ Where did you get this cool visualization from?

    Edit: Never mind, I saw the link from the quoted post.
     
  8. Zebra

    Zebra Senior Member Senior Member

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    Anyway, I posted the article as a thread, as it is.

    Normally the author provides some link or source when they are talking about some other article, whereas here the Hindustan Times, they are talking about "RSS mouthpiece Organiser", but there are no link at all, at-least I can't see any.

    Search | Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

    http://www.sanghparivar.org/listen-to-the-cries-of-hindus-from-pakistan-appeals-rss-mouthpiece-039organiser039
     
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    Show me a piece of biased view please.
    I will love to see it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Thank god for the servers in US and US being truly the Land of the Free! Why is Rahul Gandhi's izzat an issue of national importance. So glad Subramaniam Swamy or who ever put a spoke in Sonia Gandhi becoming PM.

    Sleuths on drive to track Rahul-baiting on net

     
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    To bait fish withal!
     
  12. This i can absolutely Vouch for .....

    Case in point.....

    I have been tracking Wikipedia Article on Rahul Gandhi since 2008

    till 2010 the article contained with clear citations reports of


    His personal Swiss Bank accounts,

    The Boston Airport Drama where Mr. Gandhi was carrying $200,000 in cash which he was unable to explain to the airport authorities

    Sukanya Devi Gangrape Controversy
    and numerous other accounts which presented him in not so favorable light


    for comparisons here are the two versions ....this one clearly shows...how the Swiss Bank
    account case was omitted in the later versions

    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rahul_Gandhi&oldid=354355025 <-- 2010 version

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahul_Gandhi <-- Present Version


    As of June 2012

    Nothing !!!
     
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    @ [email protected], The UPA is using Indian Government's power to keep their loved once clean.
    Now take it in other way, they can also use the same power against the people whom they hate the most. Which I already said before on DFI.

    The most funny part of this issue is government is not using this power to correct the Map of India. :tsk:
     
  14. you know the only solution is more active participation on Free information Portals such as Wikipedia / Facebook etc

    I m a Wikipedia editor myself ...newbie ...but i do edit ... its a little tough to compete with those paid spin doctors on the same sites

    but with enough numbers its not impossible to counter them ...!!

    I appeal to all the DFI members to open Wikipedia accounts and do active editing since a lot of them sound so well informed themselves
     
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    Mad Indian Proud Bigot Veteran Member Senior Member

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    What are you really trying to say?:noidea:
     
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    Controlling Internet is the final objective of Secularists/corrupt and Leftist forces, so that their true faces don't get exposed, they have been doing it for a long time! It's their end game to control free media, so that even after looting trillions from the poor, they in cohort with shameless corrupt paid media (such as NDTV, IBN, HT etc) they create a false world of secularism projecting it as great and honest. King and queens being traitor Nehru Gandhis, who knows your future PM could be Robert, and may find whole India bowing before King Robert!
     
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    :wtf: Internet media was the only free media which was available for the middle class to know what is really going on in the govt. The paid media can be controlled and internet cant be controlled. And so now we have this shit UPA trying to control the internet information too in the Information age. Soon we will beat the Chinese in this censorship.

    Congress is a blithe and a curse to India. And the educated morons voting for them are the greatest retards there can exist in the world. But of course, what we really care about is our religion and caste and how many members from our religion are out there looting, citing the no. of MPs from a particular religion given berth from a party :frusty:

    And Suckulars will worship its ideology:toilet:
     
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