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India rescinds ban on Internet porn after public outrage, ridicule

India rescinds ban on Internet porn after public outrage, ridicule

Bowing to a public outcry, the Indian government on Tuesday said it would lift a days-old ban on hundreds of pornographic websites after critics accused the government of encroaching on personal freedoms. Over the weekend, Indian authorities ordered Internet providers to block 857 websites deemed to carry pornographic material, saying the ban was needed to protect public morality. But the order drew outrage and ridicule, particularly after many of the websites were found not to feature any pornography, and even Indian officials acknowledged that the ban could be subverted by readily available Internet tools. Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said late Tuesday that...

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