Indian Government Blocks Vimeo And Weebly Due To ISIS Content

Dec 31, 2014

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Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

Indian Government Blocks Vimeo And Weebly Due To ISIS Content

Dec 31, 2014

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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In what seems to be an absurd overreaction on behalf of the Indian government, local internet service providers have been ordered to block 32 sites, including the popular video sharing site and the “drag-and-drop” website builder and hosting service.

Weebly stated on their Facebook page that they have reached out to the Indian authorities regarding the ban, but that they do not have any additional information regarding this matter.

According to a list posted on TechCrunch, other sites include text sharing site Pastebin, code sharing site GitHub and DailyMotion.

Arvind Gupta, head of the ruling party’s Department of Telecommunications, stated on Twitter that the “websites that have been blocked were based on an advisory by Anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying Anti India content from ISIS” and that the “sites that have removed objectionable content and/or cooperated with the on going investigations, are being unblocked”.

If you are in India, please update us in the comments below if you are still unable to access these websites.

[via TechCrunch]

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4 responses to “Indian Government Blocks Vimeo And Weebly Due To ISIS Content”

  1. JW Avatar
    JW

    I have a question for you, vimeo, and weebly; Why would you, or any sane person, take a stance in support of vimeo and weebly when they are portals of violent propaganda? Do you realize the number of active combatants they have recruited whom have gone to the middle east and killed innocent women and children. Your criticism and good advice is aimed at the wrong people.

  2. medhavi Avatar
    medhavi

    I’m from india, and I’m still not able to open http://www.weebly.com

  3. Moiz Tankiwala Avatar
    Moiz Tankiwala

    Today is 25-Jun-2015 and I am still unable to access weebly.com inspite of news articles dates 1-Jan-2015 that the ban on weebly.com has been lifted. My ISP is D-vois broadband.

  4. Device Nerd Avatar
    Device Nerd

    Hello,
    I am not able to open my weebly website http://www.devicenerd.weebly.com and I am also not able to open weebly editor it shows on the screen. **YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS THIS WEB PAGE AS PER THE DOT COMPLIANCE**