"Major online platforms already err towards censorship even without the legal pressure to over-comply," says Chinmayi Arun of proposed changes to India's IT Act. "Imagine how much worse this problem will get with the obligation for automated removal of unlawful content in place. Valuable political speech will never see the light of day. The filtering out of such speech would not only violate the individual right to freedom of expression, it would destroy our access to information. If Indian citizens’ access to information is curtailed, democracy is threatened."
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