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The Indian government made the maximum number of demands to remove content from Facebook in the first six months of this year, a three-fold increase over last year

According to the data released by Facebook in its biannual Government Requests Report, India made 15,155 demands, outnumbering 92 other countries in the list. In comparison, India had made 5,832 requests for content removal between June and December 2014

The company stated that the posts were censored to prevent religious unrest in the country and had mostly been reported by government agencies. “We restricted access in India to content reported primarily by law enforcement agencies and the India Computer Emergency Response Team within the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology because it was anti-religious and hate speech that could cause unrest and disharmony within India,” the report stated Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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