32 Websites Blocked In India To Prevent ISIS Content

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A circular being shared widely on social media suggests that all Indian internet providers were instructed by the Department of Telecom to block access to a list of 32 URLs, including Vimeo, Dailymotion, Github, and Archive.org. Totally 32 websites blocked in India to prevent ISIS content.

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There is a circular being shared on the social media that suggests all Indian internet providers were instructed by the Department of Telecom to block access to a list of 32 URLs, including top sites like Vimeo, Dailymotion, Github, and Archive.org.

The circular dated December 17th, cites Section 69A to Information Technology Act (2000) as the prime reason for the blocks. According to the section, it has the power to control the access of any website and also takes cares of the internet abuse. It questions empowers India’s central and state governments to intercept and monitor information that is being generated, transmitted or stored digitally if and only if, “necessary or expedient so to do in the interest of the sovereignty or integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence.”

Several Indian internet users took to the social media to complain about their inability to access the websites that are listed on it. There is no official authentication on this circular.

Here is the full image mentioned in the tweet that contains the list of websites.

websites blocked in india

Arvind Gupta, BJP official representing IT cell of the party, tweeted that this action is being taken in order to avoid terror group ISIS from spreading anti-India content in these sites.

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