As given earlier, the government of India has asked Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Facebook to remove content disparaging and slandering politicians.
Not only four companies alone, there were a total of 21 companies the internet and social networking are suppressed by the government of India. The legal process for 21 companies are still ongoing.
Google and Facebook have stated to the High Court of Delhi that they can not block content deemed offensive to the site that the Government of India.
The search engine company Google and Facebook asks high court to return the verdict in a lower court. Whereas before, Google and Facebook has requested an appeal to a higher court level, the Delhi High Court.
According to Justice Suresh Kait, the lower courts will continue to schedule the hearing on March 13, 2012. Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court will resume hearing the case on January 19, 2012.
Hooks is a judge who asked Google and Facebook to develop a mechanism to keep doing the inspection and remove any material deemed offensive to the Government of India.
"You must perform stringent checks. Otherwise, as in China, we may order the blocking of sites like that," Hooks said the hearing with a lawyer Facebook and Google India on Thursday (1/12/2012).
Siddharth Luthra, a lawyer up in India, say, social networks may not perform a pre-through all the comments, pictures, and videos that are posted the user. It should, further Luthra, that responsibility is for the user itself.
Google also said similar things. "The search engine will only bring users up to the site," said Neeraj Kishan Kaul, one of Google's lawyers in India. What happens after that beyond the control of the search engines.
This case stems from a complaint that was brought an Indian journalist named Vinay Rai to 21 companies engaged in internet and social networking. Rai argues, the Internet and social networking sites often a place that can offend Christians, Hindus, and Muslims.
Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology of India, has summoned executives from the four major technology companies. Four companies are considered to have the most impact. Sibal think that the internet is full of people who insult each other with each other and posting slanderous content that should be censored.
In 2011, the Government of India has passed a law regulating the internet and social networking company responsible for the content that users posted on the site.
This law mandates that internet companies pull out the content that gets complaints from the public, not later than 36 hours after the complaint. Group of human rights activists in India protests Act.