Telangana govt considers banning flipkart for "objectionable content"; KTR denies reports
news Friday, January 16, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | January 16, 2015 | 10:15 am IST Flipkart, the country's largest e-commerce player has allegedly popped up on the Telangana government's list for websites that are considered being banned for "objectionable content" Reports like this one in the Economic Times suggest that the state government has sought help of various internet service providers to block content that violates the provisions of the IT Act of 2000. However, IT Minister K T Rama Rao, when asked about this by The News Minute. clearly denied these reports. Flipkart's name had cropped up for supposedly promoting and selling alleged objectionable products in the sexual wellness category. The state government, a fortnight ago, had blocked 32 websites, including several popular online tools like Vimeo, Github and Sourceforge, as they hoisted 'jihadi propaganda. The government which also feels that blocking content will decrease crimes against women as a report submitted by a committee suggested that "viewing porn sites is leading to crime against women." The government later ordered ISPs to unblock all 32 of those websites. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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