Thursday, August 23, 2012

Twitter blocks hate speech account from india

The message users gets when they try and access the hate speech account are

"This website/URL has been blocked until further notice either pursuant to Court orders or on the Directions issued by the Department of Telecommunications"

you can see a list of account blocked listed on this site

 1, 2, 34.

Indian have a habit of identity theft and impersonating their film stars ,politicians and law enforcement. This can be seen by various account on twitter,and a lot more on facebook.

Twitter Rules

Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Twitter service in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others

If you create false or misleading Points of Interest;

Guidelines for Parody

Username: The username should not be the exact name of the subject of the parody, 

Note - sadly twitter has not been able to curb hate speech effectively 

Hate, “anti,” or violence
Services promoting hate or “anti” concepts or speech
Services that advocate against an individual or protected group based on race or ethnic origin, national origin, color, religion, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status
Services that promote or attempt to glorify self-harm or related content
Services that promote violence against people or animals
Sensitive content
Organizations or individuals associated with, or promoting, hate, criminal, terrorist-related content
Inappropriate targeting upon or after a global, sensitive, event such as a natural disaster, high-profile death, or political uprising
Offensive, vulgar, or obscene language 
Inflammatory content, particularly of a religious nature

Framework &  Guidelines for Use of  Social Media for Government Organisations
Department of Electronics and Information Technology             Ministry of Communications &  Information Technology
            Government of India [April 2012] 

India prohibits hate speech by several sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, and by other laws which put limitations on the freedom of expression. Section 95 of the Code of Criminal Procedure gives the government the right to declare certain publications “forfeited” if the “publication ... appears to the State Government to contain any matter the publication of which is punishable under Section 124A or Section 153A or Section 153B or Section 292 or Section 293 or Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code”.[2]
Section 153A of the penal code says, inter alia:
Whoever (a) by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, promotes or attempts to promote, on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, or (b) commits any act which is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, and which disturbs or is likely to disturb the public tranquility, . . . shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.[3]

Section 153A. Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony

 who have been more open and forthright in presenting themselves as the party of owners and managers, have sought to create a popular base through appeal to jingoism, fear, religious fanaticism, and the like. That provides substantial outreach. 

Religious fundamentalists alone are a huge popular grouping, which resembles pre-industrial societies in that regard. This is a culture in which three-fourths of the population believe in religious miracles,

neither political faction offers its popular constituency any real influence over matters of importance to "the country,"

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