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India building local social web. Big Tech being replaced by Modi

India building local social web. Big Tech being replaced by Modi

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India’s space agency to build homegrown alternative to Google Maps, after country introduces ‘own’ Twitter & WhatsApp

India’s space agency to build homegrown alternative to Google Maps, after country introduces ‘own’ Twitter & WhatsApp

India’s space agency has partnered with MapmyIndia, a tech company specializing in digital map data, to build an alternative to Google Maps. The announcement comes as India rolled out local alternatives to Twitter and WhatsApp. The new project was announced by the Indian Space Research Organisation and MapmyIndia late on Friday.

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FranBrown
FranBrown
February 16, 2021

Every nation should be taking steps to ban Twitter from the internet. It is a nasty spiteful platform, and Dorsey must be a nasty spiteful person to have created it and encouraged it to flourish. Well done India and Mr. Modi. Keep piling on the pressure until Twitter collapses.

Greg
Greg
February 17, 2021

I see the glass is half empty and half full. It’s clear that national leaders have only now become exercised about free speech after they witnessed what happened to Donald Trump. Their concern for the free speech of their citizens is baloney. They just want to ensure that social media can’t be used to organise movements against themselves. China has its own web – which is more like an intranet than an internet. Almost all of its apps are used to spy on its own citizens. Many log keystrokes, so they know who is typing what and sending it where.… Read more »

WaveDancer
WaveDancer
February 17, 2021

… phantastic news! India takes it’s DEMOCRATIC leader position in Asia serious and moves on! But it is not enough! Amazon and Alphabet Inc. try to controll most of libraries, books, wisdom in general and (miss-) use it selective for their own political agenda. Big, global service providers and social media should NOWHERE BE ALLOWED TO MEDDLE IN POLITICS AT ALL!

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