Censoring the online voice or censoring the online noise: Where to draw the line of Internet Censorship

InternetA recent virtual uproar which incidentally went viral in India was the censorship flag raised by Kapil Sibal who holds the ministry for communications and information technology in the Indian governing cabinet. An article in the New York Times without quoting anybody, pointed the finger of meddlesomeness at Kapil Sibal and the news avalanched into a huge outcry amongst Indian internet users which constitute to about 40-45% of the Indian population who are currently more so empowered and encouraged by the current wave of anti-corruption protests. This act was indirectly viewed as one that could possibly curtail the censuring of political leaders for their actions and hence ended up being snowballed into a vehement and to an extent spiteful campaign against the minister.

However, the entire event starting with the publishing of the New York Times article till the online and viral ridicule campaign against Kapil Sibal, could actually be examined in a different light through a perspective that Kapil Sibal himself recently explained in an interview to a leading news channel. His ideas seemed balanced and not worthy of the spiteful campaign against him that failed to diminish despite his clarification regarding censorship of selected online content that could incite social, cultural and religious clashes or might have the potential to degrade the moral decency standards that could be maintained if such a censorship law existed.

However, by and large the online community irrespective of regional limitations is vehemently opposed to the idea of tinkering and filtering the web content because as one blogger put it, “Internet is probably where the most unbiased opinions come through”. Its basically judgmental of those who can put such a law in place to think that the larger internet community is at a loss of moral consciousness to select and accept opinions and make sound decisions instead of those that generate clashes. While this idea is held by many, an introspective view to the dynamics of collective attitudes might help us understand that the sea of change within such large groups pertaining to a random concept which triggers an emotional response either directly or indirectly might actually go unnoticed when an individual view to the entire happenings is limited by our placement within the group that is actually moving towards self-destruction through online

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