India Blames "Tech Error" for Blocking Blogs

After two days of angry inquiries and charges of government censorship, the Indian government took a step toward explaining a mysterious blockade on personal blogs, calling it "a technological error" that would be repaired soon. In an e-mail message, an official at the office of the Consulate General of India in New York said the order to block a handful of Web sites, including the popular, which plays host to thousands of personal blogs, had been prompted by the discovery of a site that contained what the official called "two impertinent pages" rife with material considered to be "extremely derogatory references to Islam."

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