Increase in blocked websites despite net neutrality concerns in India
In India, websites such as the discussion board Reddit, messaging service Telegram, and comedy site College Humor are being blocked by Internet service providers (ISPs) for intermittent periods since the beginning of 2019. The blocks are raising questions regarding the enforcement of net neutrality rules. According to the non-profit Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), blocks are happening without user notices in many cases. The IFF sent a letter to the Indian telecoms department, saying that there have been at least 250 reports of websites blocked on networks operated by main ISPs since January. It is not clear if websites are being blocked based on government or court orders, which would not violate net neutrality rules.