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Social Networking Sites Face Prosecution in India for Insulting Content

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW DELHI) -- Social networking sites have fallen afoul of the Indian government after what they say is a refusal by the sites to remove material insulting to the leadership and promoting enmity between religions.

Facebook and Google were among the sites listed when prosecutors presented their case in court on Friday. The sites were cited for refusing to remove controversial images of government leaders as well as sale of obscene objects.

If convicted leaders of the 21 sites may face a maximum of five years in prison. Representatives from some of the listed sites say the content is removed if it violates their policies.

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