Several Internet companies have secretly introduced filters to prevent Indian users from accessing sexual content. Yahoo search engine and Flickr photo-sharing site owned by Yahoo altered their sites to prevent users in India from switching off the safe-search facility. Microsoft has also banned Indian users of its Bing search engine from searching for sexual content.
Users who do try to search for sexual material receive a notice informing them that your country or region requires a strict Bing Safe Search setting, which filters out results that might return adult content.
The crack down is said to be in response to recent changes to India’s Information Technology Act of 2000, which bans the publication of pornographic material.