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Hi
Here is a bad news for internet marketers from India.....Facebook is going to be banned in India.
But there are many alternative to it like google+ , twitter etc.
Source: "Aaj Tak" Indian News Channel
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Originally Posted by facebook marketer View Post

    Hi,
    Here is a bad news for internet marketers from India.....Facebook is going to be banned in India.
    But there are many alternative to it like google+ , twitter etc.
    Your source for this? I see threats of a ban from back in January, and that India has banned pages that are deemed inappropriate or offensive; but not the whole site.

    So where exactly did you hear this?:confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author facebook marketer
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      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      Your source for this? I see threats of a ban from back in January, and that India has banned pages that are deemed inappropriate or offensive; but not the whole site.

      So where exactly did you hear this?:confused:
      it was told by a news channel
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by facebook marketer View Post

        heares it in a news channel
        *facepalms* never mind. I'm sure you are right.
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    • Profile picture of the author facebook marketer
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      Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

      New User. 2 posts and already an expert
      Thanks...i was born expert ^_^
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

      New User. 2 posts and already an expert
      It is unfair to cite post count as a reason for ignoring news. Everyone is being a bit glib about this one.

      I've been watching the news on this one - and as there are links posted I"m not going to go back and dig up what I read. Yes, they are working on net censorship in India. Should we be so surprised? We are even fighting against it in the US. Australians are also being given headaches over it. I would say that we need to expect about every gov on the planet to be at least toying with ideas of how to keep us uninformed and quiet. At this date and age, it shouldn't come as that much of a surprise.

      To our Indian pals here -- Godspeed fighting against it. Every country that falls to censorship clears a path for others to follow. Too bad we can't say "What happens in China, stays in China."
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      • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        Diana - that was unfair and very unlike you. Bad day?

        No Sal, not at all but you are right, it was a bit harsh so thank you for the public reprimand.
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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

          No Sal, not at all but you are right, it was a bit harsh so thank you for the public reprimand.
          LOL - you caught me before I got the post changed. I was a bit fast on the keyboard myself.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

        New User. 2 posts and already an expert
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        Diana - that was unfair to cite post count as a reason for ignoring news.
        I'm thinking it was more of that coupled with this signature line:

        I have an email list containing 100,000,000,000 email adresses and all are targeted costumers. If u are interested to buy the list PM. me.
        I'd be a little hesitant to believe myself, especially with no news on the threat since January...
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      • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

          Not really - the OP continues to preach doom and gloom, and is only trying to stir up a hornet's nest with half truths.

          When someone launches a thread on a topic like this, with no references to source info and they're brand new to the WF, credibility is always an issue.

          More often than not they turn out to be trolls...
          Maybe so. I've read about it several times so it seemed more real than hyped controversy. Perhaps if I'd never heard or seen the issue elsewhere I'd have been a bit more concerned about links, too. Haven't seen any of his other posts. I was just not in the frame of mind to decide on the value of the post because of post count.

          As far as it goes - if it were my country, I'd be extremely ticked off about it too. I'm in America and I know we don't appreciate it when our gov threatens such actions - and we don't always post a link to voice our anger or concern.

          It's all good - if someone comes in with an issue that I haven't heard and talks without reference, I will ask for them as well. I'm not so sure the post count will be my motivation for doing so though.
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    • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
      Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

      New User. 2 posts and already an expert
      Whats wrong with what Di said.
      Th op is an ..............

      THE PMO of India has FB acct. and op says FB going to get banned,,,joke of the day....

      I think op was sleeping for 4 months and suddenly woke up now to read his hep of news pappers.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by dsouravs View Post

        Whats wrong with what Di said.
        Th op is an ..............

        THE PMO of India has FB acct. and op says FB going to get banned,,,joke of the day....

        I think op was sleeping for 4 months and suddenly woke up now to read his hep of news pappers.
        Oh yay, someone actually in India! Can you clear this up? What is going down today as far as the Facebook threat goes? Or is there nothing new at all?
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        • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
          Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

          Oh yay, someone actually in India! Can you clear this up? What is going down today as far as the Facebook threat goes? Or is there nothing new at all?
          This stuff happened in Jan-March.
          Then the govt called a meeting with FB and google and FB agreed to remove objectionable items....all sorted now...

          I think op was sleeping for 4 months and just woke up now.
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    • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
      Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

      New User. 2 posts and already an expert

      He's a very fast learner a prodigy :p

      Thanks for the info not that it matters for me since I do not live in India but a hellava lot of people do
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    • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
      Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

      @Joe,

      Joe I see you have changed your profile pic, I like the other one better because your smiling and looks like your having a great day. This pic shows you hard at work but then again it's probably better for branding.
      Yeah Joe, I did not recognise you :p You actually look quite respectable

      Di
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

        @Joe,

        Joe I see you have changed your profile pic, I like the other one better because your smiling and looks like your having a great day. This pic shows you hard at work but then again it's probably better for branding.
        I'm always having a great day! It does lend a bit more credence to the "Joe is a writer" theme though; and that always helps lol.

        Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

        Yeah Joe, I did not recognise you :p You actually look quite respectable

        Di
        Why thank you! What no one knows though is that I'm not working in the pic. My friend and I were actually plotting a fictional story; but that will remain our secret :p.

        Originally Posted by Solid Web View Post

        25 million potential customers gone

        check out news that matters.com to see the report, sorry i cant post any links yet.
        The website "newsthatmatters[dot]com" does not exist...
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        • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
          Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

          Why thank you! What no one knows though is that I'm not working in the pic. My friend and I were actually plotting a fictional story; but that will remain our secret :p.
          I've been curious about who is behind all those income claims, now things are becoming a lot clearer...:p

          ~Bill
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          • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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            Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

            How does this Indian speaking video help a non Indian if we can't understand it, what a waste of bandwidth.
            Well, I didn't bother with the video; but here is the mentioned January 13th article that tells of the threat. Nothing new has come about since (or at least I can't find it), so I'm guessing it is just rumor at this point.

            Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

            I've been curious about who is behind all those income claims, now things are becoming a lot clearer...:p

            ~Bill
            Hey, those income claims are real! Check out what I made with my last WSO:


            (Verify that! :p)
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        • Profile picture of the author Eric Seiler
          I felt a great disturbance in the Facebook, as if billions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

          I don't think it will happen for real (or for very long).
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    what a great news.
    The PMO(I) = prime ministers office of india has created FB and twitter acct. and FB getting banned....lol
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  • Profile picture of the author raheelmushtaq
    i dont think this is going to happen any soon. because if this happens faccebook would lose lot of traffic and it ain't going to let it..!
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  • Profile picture of the author webapex
    I had a look for news reports substantiating this, might be a bit premature, there was this report in January:
    "The Delhi high court today warned social networking site Facebook India and search engine Google India that websites can be “blocked” like in China if they fail to devise a mechanism to check and remove objectionable material from their web pages."

    From Vetified March 13, 2012
    "Facebook.com is inaccessible from 12th march 2012 in india through some isp providers. they banned facebook.com i guess cause of some political censorship issue they banned facebook in india. You can still acess facebook by using these URL’s:
    0.facebook.com

    touch.facebook.com
    0.facebook.com"

    Much of the mention is on forums, not that much in western news.

    ( I recall a proposed list of censored text message words that leaked in India )

    A 9 month old report of gov replacement plans

    Blocked "Everybody draw Mohammed Day!" page
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    25 million potential customers gone

    check out news that matters.com to see the report, sorry i cant post any links yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author facebook marketer
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    Say bye to facebook...my dear Indian Internet Marketers
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    This is not going to happen. News Media likes to exaggerate such news to get attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Originally Posted by facebook marketer View Post

    Hi
    Here is a bad news for internet marketers from India.....Facebook is going to be banned in India.
    But there are many alternative to it like google+ , twitter etc.
    That is why you should never put all your eggs in one single basket.

    There are plenty of ways to advertise online and Facebook is for sure only a small percentage of places where one can advertise.
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    • Profile picture of the author facebook marketer
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      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      That is why you should never put all your eggs in one single basket.

      There are plenty of ways to advertise online and Facebook is for sure only a small percentage of places where one can advertise.
      But i think Facebook is the easiest way to advertise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley C
    If it does get banned, I wonder if you're able to use a premium proxy to continue using it? But still, I guess most of the Indian population would not be on there, which would be a bummer if they are your target audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kishor Mhaskar
    Guys ,

    I am from India. And want to tell you this is half truth.

    Government warn social media about some objectionable material and tell them government can ban them if they don't listen.

    Afterwords government people confirm that they don't have objection on total social networking they have objection on some posts / material on orkut/facebook/twitter & other sites.

    These sites are ready to cooperate with government for right now. They have started to removing the posts.

    So an per my knowledge there is no chance of Facebook being shutting down in India at this moment.

    Thanks

    Kishor Mhaskar
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by mastermind50 View Post

      Guys ,

      I am from India. And want to tell you this is half truth.

      Government warn social media about some objectionable material and tell them government can ban them if they don't listen.

      Afterwords government people confirm that they don't have objection on total social networking they have objection on some posts / material on orkut/facebook/twitter & other sites.

      These sites are ready to cooperate with government for right now. They have started to removing the posts.

      So an per my knowledge there is no chance of Facebook being shutting down in India at this moment.

      Thanks

      Kishor Mhaskar
      Can you elaborate on what you folks are not being allowed to view?
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    • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
      Hey mastermind50, would you mind filling in some more details as to what your government finds objectionable? Are we talking porn stuff? Anti-government stuff? Blatantly illegal stuff? ???
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        Can you elaborate on what you folks are not being allowed to view?
        Originally Posted by Christopher Fox View Post

        Hey mastermind50, would you mind filling in some more details as to what your government finds objectionable? Are we talking porn stuff? Anti-government stuff? Blatantly illegal stuff? ???
        From what I'm reading while researching this, it mostly concerns insults towards religious and political figures. They are seriously against anything that insults both the Christian and Muslim faiths, and images such as a Photoshopped naked politician.
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      • Profile picture of the author renukoot
        Originally Posted by Christopher Fox View Post

        Hey mastermind50, would you mind filling in some more details as to what your government finds objectionable? Are we talking porn stuff? Anti-government stuff? Blatantly illegal stuff? ???
        Actually it was related to some Anti Govt stuffs posted on Internet which created all these banning & Penal actions, coz many Indians use the social platform for their march against corruptions & other issues related to common Indians which were on high recently in India.

        This was not only concentrated to FB but signals were also sent to Twitter & others too.

        While some really objectionable material (which really should not be posted) were removed by them & for other instructions they submit the reasons that peoples are free to post contents & degree of objectionable contents varies for all, so they will continue.

        There was row some time, but when social platform removed that very objectionable content, the life going on..........so CARRY ON
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        • Profile picture of the author Kishor Mhaskar
          Ya renukoot is right.

          Thanks buddy !

          Originally Posted by renukoot View Post

          Actually it was related to some Anti Govt stuffs posted on Internet which created all these banning & Penal actions, coz many Indians use the social platform for their march against corruptions & other issues related to common Indians which were on high recently in India.

          This was not only concentrated to FB but signals were also sent to Twitter & others too.

          While some really objectionable material (which really should not be posted) were removed by them & for other instructions they submit the reasons that peoples are free to post contents & degree of objectionable contents varies for all, so they will continue.

          There was row some time, but when social platform removed that very objectionable content, the life going on..........so CARRY ON
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    I wonder if this has anything to do with A.C.T.A.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by MagicWhisper View Post

      I wonder if this has anything to do with A.C.T.A.
      Doesn't seem to be a connection. This is more of the Indian government protecting the perceived images of political and religious figures...
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  • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
    That all makes sense. I would bet that after what happened in Egypt, governments around the world understood pretty clearly that the information age was not good for business or the status quo ... I would also bet that the military dictatorship in charge in Egypt will not let Facebook create another, umm, disturbance.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    Time to create a new social networking site called -->FishBook--> Only fish pictures are accepted as profile pics...
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by paul_1 View Post

      Time to create a new social networking site called -->FishBook--> Only fish pictures are accepted as profile pics...
      Dibs:

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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Sorry but as an Internet Marketer who sells using Paypal, I will not be losing any sleep over this. It has nothing to do with being racist however it's a well known fact that a lot of these third world countries are responsible for a large proportion of refunds, at least in my case they are. This has a lot to do with the currency value differences between countries but whatever the reason, I'm not too concerned about this change at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    What was the name of the news channel that you heard it from?
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    • Profile picture of the author facebook marketer
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      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      What was the name of the news channel that you heard it from?
      "AAJ TAK" Its an Indain News channel
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  • Profile picture of the author Sornie Samante
    Originally Posted by facebook marketer View Post

    Hi
    Here is a bad news for internet marketers from India.....Facebook is going to be banned in India.
    But there are many alternative to it like google+ , twitter etc.
    I think that's impossible to happen. That's so much lose for Facebook for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author wesker123
    Probably you just read a false rumor that scattered around the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenfabian
    It's really strange... Why would FB ban Indian users?
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    No agenda here...
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
    Originally Posted by facebook marketer View Post

    Hi
    Here is a bad news for internet marketers from India.....Facebook is going to be banned in India.
    But there are many alternative to it like google+ , twitter etc.
    Use VPN or Tor and you'll be fine.
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