Thursday, September 25, 2008

Indian Mujahideen community banned on Orkut

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Google's social networking site Orkut today banned a community named as 'Indian Mujahideen' following the serial blasts in the national capital on September 13.
"Google strongly condemns illegal activities and those that encourage terrorism and violence. We take abuse on Orkut very seriously as such activities diminish the experience for our users," a Google spokesperson said.

In an email to media organisations, Indian Mujahideen, the terror outfit that had claimed responsibility for the July 26 Ahmedabad blasts, said it had carried out the serial blasts in Delhi.

"The communities and profiles indulging in illegal activities are a clear violation of our terms and condition. We treat requests from law enforcement agencies, coming in through the appropriate legal process, with priority in terms of reviewing them and take prompt and effective action if the content report violates our terms of service that prohibit illegal activity," the spokesperson said.

On orkut, one can find communities dedicated to education, peace, health, Tsunami relief, the environment and discussing ways to eradicate poverty. PTI