6 December 2011 | Category: Online
The Indian government has asked social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter to remove derogatory content from their websites.
Communications Minister Kapil Sibal made the request to officials from some of the world's largest social networking websites in a meeting held on Monday morning. It is believed that one of his biggest concerns was the tampered images of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Facebook have already responded to the requests by re-iterating that they will continue to remove content that violates its terms, although those terms don't directly address Mr Sibal's concerns.
Mr Sibal has said that India did not want to impose censorship, but did want to enforce self-regulation with strong action against those companies that failed to act.