India And Tech Companies Clash Over Censorship, Privacy And ‘Digital Colonialism’

The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in a standoff with social media companies over what content gets investigated or blocked online, and who gets to decide.

India’s new social media rules give the government broad powers to block some content and break encryption. It’s the latest in a standoff with tech companies over censorship, privacy and free speech.

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