‘Stifling speech is a losing strategy with bloggers’

27 April 2009

Salil Tripathi in the Far Eastern Economic Review:

“Most Indian businesses are growing accustomed to criticism from bloggers. Yet there are still some that, instead of mounting a PR offensive, send in their lawyers and try to stifle speech on the Internet. What they’re finding is that this approach is counterproductive—they may succeed in silencing an individual blogger, but a hundred more then take up the cause. Like Western companies before them, Indian companies must learn that trying to stifle speech instead of winning debates is a losing strategy.”

Read the full article: Learning to live with bloggers

Also read: Will NDTV and Barkha Dutt sue Facebook next?

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One Response to “‘Stifling speech is a losing strategy with bloggers’”

  1. Debby Says:

    This is a good reminder. The point must be made regularly. Jai Ho Bloggers!


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