Indian telcos, ISPs block Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine: Report

Several Indian Internet service providers and telecom operators have blocked Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, which is one of the world’s oldest web history archive site, Medianama reported on Tuesday. Several users have complained on Twitter that they are getting a note stating that the site has been blocked “as per the directions received by the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.”.A spokesperson for Internet Archive told NDTV Gadgets 360 that Government of India has not contacted them regarding this apparent blocking. “We have no information about why a block would have been implemented…multiple attempts to contact the DoT and MeitY (DeitY was the agency that ultimately ended up responding to us regarding the previous block) have gone unanswered thus far (we first tried to reach out to them about 22 hours ago),” the spokesperson was quoted as saying.

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