Kapil Sibal: No censorship on social media - The Times of India

MUMBAI: No Indian government will ever censor social media, Information Technology minister Kapil Sibal said, seeking to calm fears of a China-style crackdown on companies like Google and Facebook.

An Indian court last year ordered 21 companies including Google and Facebook to block material from their websites that could offend religious groups, arousing concerns about freedom of speech in the world's biggest democracy.

"We have never had any intention nor did we ever say we are going to censor social media, but we do believe that all media must obey the laws of this country," Sibal told reporters on Tuesday.

Kapil Sibal: No censorship on social media - The Times of India