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Thursday , 17 August 2017
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Government blocked 3,000 porn websites

NEW DELHI: The government has blocked 3000 websites hosted by pornographic content on Wednesday and informed Parliament about the same.

Lok Sabha replied , the information technology ministry said “most of the child pornographic websites are hosted from outside India”.

It said the government had not conducted any study on pedophiles and sex offenders using social media to intimidate and harass women and children.

 The government said the cyber world was anonymous and universally available. Interpol maintains and updates a list on extreme child sexual abuse. Time to Time Government  blocks (sites) on this list shared by Central Bureau of Investigation as the national crime bureau of Interpol. It said “More than 3,000 such websites/URLs have been blocked so far,”
“Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 has provisions for removal of objectionable online content. The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011 notified under Section 79 of the IT Act require that the intermediaries shall observe due diligence while discharging their duties and shall inform the users of computer resources not to host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that is harmful, objectionable, affect minors and is unlawful in any way,” it added.

 

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