After Sibal, Omar too feels some online content inflammatory

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said he was against media censorship but the content on some social networking sites were “dangerous and inflammatory”.

“I hate the idea of censorship but have seen for myself how dangerous inflammatory content on Facebook and Youtube can be,” Mr. Omar wrote on microblogging site

His comments came hours after Communication Minister Kapil Sibal expressed concern over objectionable content on social networking sites.

Mr. Omar said while he was staunch supporter of freedom of speech, those exercising this right should also take the responsibility that comes with it.

“If push came to shove I’d come down on the side of freedom of speech but it’s one of those freedoms that has me worried unfortunately...We want the luxury of free speech but not the burden of responsibility for how we use that freedom. Something will have to give,” the chief minister tweeted.

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