Google ordered to unmask blogger in India
Google has been ordered to unamsk the identity of an anonymous blogger in Indian that has been accused in a defamation case against a construction company, according to Wired News and the Wall Street Journal this morning.
The blogger known only as “Toxic Writer,” is accused of attacking the Mumbai-based Gremach Infrastructure Equipments & Projects Ltd. in what they are calling a “hate campaign.”
The blog was taken down, and Google’s Indian subsidiary is claiming they are not responsible for the Blogger.com service.See Also
India, as a former British Commonwealth nation, has a legal system that does not have an equivalent to the US’s First Amendment, protecting free speech.
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They should let people say what they need to say