Social media censorship in India has increased over five fold since 2016

Kuwar Singh
Social media censorship in India has increased over five fold since 2016

The Indian government has ramped up the use of an internet censorship law to block users and posts on social media. Prime minister Narendra Modi’s administration ordered social media platforms to take down 3,433 URLs between January and October this year, the ministry of electronics and information technology informed India’s parliament yesterday (Nov. 20). The ministry did not specify which platforms comprised “social media,” but in earlier official notes it has included Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.