Interestingly, reddit blocks nsfw subs in india with few non nsfw too. Telegram web is blocked. Streamable, redgif and few other content sites are blocked on specific ISPs.
They blocked reddit as a whole too before.
They have issued orders for sites like github and pastebin in the past. - https://qz.com/india/319866/a-threat-from-isis-prompts-india...
 28 internet shutdowns this year. 106 in 2019, and 134 in 2018.
IFF is doing good job in fighting against censorship. Check their page  for information and support.
What can people do about the draconian laws coming?
People support this. If they were uneducated, you can educate them but many of them are educated indians, how do you change their mind?
Instead of "activism" and protests, what we need is solutions.
- Child pornography
- Hate speech that leads to violence or murders
- Orchestration of riots, esp. by foreign intelligence
- Misinformation and foreign interference in democracy
The list goes on, please work on solutions and provide practical tools or regulations and lobby for it.
I dont have the answer but I guess if you have money to spare give a donation to them.
Doesn't look very good.
Out of curiosity, do you think there’s a difference between me asking a government to remove something from a web platform vs me asking the platform to remove something?
Perhaps my position is I don’t think anyone should appeal to a government for web censorship, but hold platforms socially accountable for the content they host. If they hear my (and the potentially ensuing mob) complaints about content I found objectionable, the platform can either ignore my complaint or acquiesce. What can I do if they ignore me? Start a boycott? That kind of pressure is an economic one which leads to the platform making a business decision. The content creator that feels slighted starts their own competing platform for a different user base. We now have meaningful competition. It’s the kind of libertarian value that I think is just right for the web.
It might seem unfair, but it doesn’t feel like mob rule/leftist hypocrisy more than the invisible hand of the information market working against your content.
It's a badge of honor to be slandered by the NYT, Business Insider and Vice magazine all on the same day.
> do you think there’s a difference between me asking a government to remove something from a web platform vs me asking the platform to remove something?
Corporations have zero accountability once they hit monopoly status.
Governments can change. For example, FOAI requests.
This is typical libertarian logic, where you completely disregard outcomes provided they come from the market and not the government. It actually mimics socialist thought; "sure, we don't have a lot of food or stuff in general, but whatever we have was produced using the principles of scientific socialism!"
In reality, people care about having food, not being murdered or being allowed to express themselves. Whether it's the outcome of the institutions called "the government" or the ones called "the market", who are joined at the hip anyway, makes very little difference.
Given that reddit uses TLS, I assume Reddit is assisting governments in banning content like this as well?
One of the more interesting things you can do with a network tap is take a look at the certificates crossing the wire. Suricata has a tls-log section.
I believe that TLS could be used (and is used) in combination with other protocols, which only require the domain to use for DNS. Everything after that in the URL bar is HTTP-only.
Cloudflare has a small demo which you can use to test your browser and learn more about specific parts - https://www.cloudflare.com/ssl/encrypted-sni/
Quick tutorial from StackPath (much of it applies to Cloudflare Workers, too): https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19514791
I’m not familiar with the browser situation in India, but it’s yet another reason why we should recommend and support Firefox, and why we should avoid software and hardware from authoritarian countries.
Most of these are over copyright issues. It's like reading DMCA takedown notices.