Thursday, August 23, 2012
|CIS Blocked sites (Click to enlarge)|
|Outlook (Click to enlarge)|
Is any of all this surprising? Oh by the way, in case some are still wondering how fake images provoked violence here is a telling article in Outlook Magazine titled “Will Justice Katju please take note?” . Actually the title is quite misleading. The article concerns an Urdu news bulletin circulated in Delhi that used the fake images to provoke Muslims. Again, that’s a PRINT version. I have, naturally, blocked the gory image from the article here but on the Outlook page the image is reproduced as in the original Urdu article and as was seen all over during the last few weeks. So why this alarmingly knee-jerk reaction from the Congress govt and most in the mainstream media? One word: Elections! Some of the “approved messages” are indeed stunning:
to come but this time around it is unlikely they will manage to suppress speech. The internet is not like Congress sycophants, it’s now the mother of free speech.