Indian Government Drops Microsoft from Censorship Caseby Steffan On March 19th, 2012
In February the Indian government ordered some of the largest social and search giants of the internet to remove religiously offensive material from their websites to save themselves from being censored. The group of sites targeted included Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo. The case has remained relatively still since its introduction, save a dismissal of Microsoft from its alleged offenses. According to the Wall Street Journal, A Microsoft representative has confirmed that the Indian government has dropped the charges against Microsoft; leaving Facebook, Google, and Yahoo defending themselves.
Google and Facebook are moving to have their cases dismissed like Microsoft’s. The two companies will be presenting their commissions to the Indian High Court on May 3 before the trial resumes on May 23.