The government managed to suppress voices against their scams on all forms of media by paying the latter. But the same does not happen on Social Media/internet.
Is this why the government wants to censor the internet? Any other reasons?
What are the pros and cons of such a move?
Firstly we have a government made up of many groups of politicians, none of whom cares a damn about the country or the people who voted for them. So any decision taken by these "politicians" can never be with the public interest in mind. They can rig elections, arm-twist media but when it comes to social media they are still quite powerless.
Internet is like the vast ocean full of knowledge some true some fabricated. And the politicians still believe ignorance is bliss. Specially when the knowledge is about their wrong doings. In a nation which prides itself in being called the largest democracy where the government is elected 'by the people, of the people and for the people' how can a handful of politicians voted into power 'by the people' decide to supress and censor public opinion just because 9 out of 10 times it goes against them and their policies.
I do believe censorship to some extent is needed. There should be a way to filter out dangerous content from reaching young minds which are vulnerable. But can we expect these politicians to take such responsible steps when they are themselves caught watching porn on cellphones in the parliament? Censorship should be based on the effect the content would have on the public and not because it effects the party's image.
Thanks Vishal for starting this topic. :) Would love to see everybody's take on this...