Asia Bizz: Search engine giant Google – which is one of the biggest web portals in the world and has been sued by the Indian government – said on January 26, 2012 that it cannot censor or monitor everything that is on its websites. The internet giant has been sued for posting objectionable and obscene content.
Google and Facebook are among 21 companies which have been summoned to appear in person in one of the lower courts of Delhi on March 13, 2012. Nikesh Arora, the Chief business officer of Google, said that he is hoping there would be a balanced debate over the issue and eventually the right thing is going to happen.
The companies, in response, have challenged the summons in the High Court and the hearing of which is due on February 2, 2012. Arora added that they cannot censor the web and cannot even censor the ability of people to express themselves around the world.
The Chief business officer also argued that the Indian government is not only asking to censor to censor the web in India, but is also asking to censor the entire world wide web, which does not have any borders. In the last hearing, the companies said that there wasn’t any method to screen the content before it was posted online.