So we know that RIM complied with the Indian government’s request to setup Blackberry servers in the country, but now it looks like other tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter may very well have to follow suit if they hope to make their services available for visitors from India. According to a report from the Hindustan Times, India’s union law ministry is currently looking at a solution that could see Facebook, Google, Twitter and possibly even YouTube set up servers within the country in order to better regulate their content.
This came about as India’s home secretary, RK Singh, raised concerns to US deputy secretary for homeland security, Jane Holl Lute, over some of the objectionable content on these websites and suggested an operating procedure be put in place in which objectionable content is removed within a specific time frame, or immediately depending on the situation. Singh also mentioned that if such procedures were not put into place, India would have no choice but to insist that these websites and services be put under the Indian law which stipulates that these companies will have to set up servers in India.
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