Indian Government Cracks Down on Twitter and Text Messaging

Aug 24, 2012

By now news about governments shutting down the internet or limiting access to social media to try and stave off political unrest are practically a dime a dozen. But the latest tale comes from India, and has some people wondering if the government has "lost its sense of humor."

Yes there was legitimate and lethal political unrest, but the government isn't reacting to the fomenting of revolution. It's angry about parody accounts of the prime minister, and it pressured Twitter into blocking the accounts. Also on the government to-do list, is a two week limit of five text messages per day. (Indian teenagers are no doubt in an uproar.)