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GOI blocks 32 websites for ISIS Propaganda and Anti-Indian views

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The Government of India has blocked access to 32 websites for carrying anti-India views and spreading banned terrorist outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) propaganda following an advisory given by an Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS).

The websites that have faced the crackdown include popular video sharing platforms like DailyMotion and Vimeo, while some of them have been allowed to function after removing the objectionable content. The sites that have removed objectionable content and/or co-operated with the on going investigations, are being unblocked.

The Websites were blocked by Department of Telecom(DoT) under Section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and under Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Information by Public) Rules, 2009.