A criminal case in India involving Facebook and several other Internet companies moved one step further, as executives from the involved firms were summoned to appear before a trial court in the country Sept. 22, but a petition for dismissal before the Delhi High Court is set to be heard Aug. 7.
Tech blogger and Rackspace Startup Liaison Officer Robert Scoble got mixed up in a minor brouhaha with Facebook over the weekend regarding a comment he tried to leave on the Facebook page of Max Woolf, which the social network did not allow him to post.
A criminal case in India involving Facebook and Google is tangled up in that country’s court system, as the Delhi High Court adjourned a petition for dismissal by the two Internet companies until Aug. 7, despite the trial’s scheduled start date in the lower Patiala House Court May 23.
This week, India begins a trial against the social network and 11 other online services for not taking down content that may offend people in this part of the world.
Continuing to demand the technically impossible, a court in India issued another threat against Facebook, threatening to block the social network and other websites, including Google, if “offensive and objectionable” content is not removed.
Members of the Occupy Movement believe that Facebook is deliberately censoring their posts, in what seems like an online parallel to the arrests of protesters in cities across the country.
U.S. political liberals claim their posts on Republican Facebook pages are unfairly being censored.
The touchy issue of what to do about Facebook pages claiming that the Holocaust was a hoax reared its ugly head again at the social network,but it remained consistent in allowing the pages.
Facebook reportedly yanked an image of Nirvana’s album cover but today when we checked the fan page for the band, the profile picture was back up.
Facebook took down movie critic Roger Ebert’s page after he criticized the late Jackass star Ryan Dunn for drinking and driving.