To control pornographic websites, India persuading social media networks to have servers in country

PIL in Indian Supreme court demands ban on pornographic sites.
PIL in Indian Supreme court demands ban on pornographic sites.

To control pornographic websites, India persuading social media networks to have servers in country.

New Delhi, Aug 29/Nationalturk – In order to control pornographic websites in the country, Indian government is persuading social media networks to have servers in the India.

India’s Supreme Court heard a Public Interest Litigation that was filed last year demanding a ban on child pornography and blocking of adult porn sites in India.

Indian government told the apex court today that servers used to provide porn are located abroad and they cannot direct internet service providers to block these websites.

“We cannot block 40 million porn websites operating in India. We are making efforts to persuade social media networks to have servers in India.  We are making efforts to bring servers operating from the foreign land to India to control pornographic websites,” it said.

‘Laws should be faster than technology’

Reacting to government’s response, the apex court observed that laws should be faster than technology.

It maintained that time has come to ensure that if laws are made, they should be adequately implemented as well. “If technology can do wonders, it can destroy also.”

The court told government that there needs to be synthesis of law, technology and governance to control pornographic material available the internet.

Many groups in India have been demanding ban on the pornographic websites in the country.

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