YouTube is blocking the BBC documentary India’s Daughter thanks to a request by the government. The move is also in compliance with the order passed by the Delhi High Court, which has said that the video cannot be “uploaded, transmitted and published” since it could trigger law and order problems in the country.
Clearly, the Internet-savvy Indians seem to disagree with the court order. Restricting the flow of information, either by stopping broadcasts or banning physical books, is today an analogue problem. Given the porous digital borders, the government would find it difficult to block the documentary. Users will continue to upload the film, with many file