Govt lifts ban from consumer complaint website
Government has silently lifted the ban over the consumer complaint website RipoffReport.com. The website was reported blocked on the 209th of July this year by the tech mailing list india-gii.
The RipoffReport website allows users who are above the age of 14 to post free, un-moderated and uncorroborated complaints known as 'reports' which contain details of the user's experience with the company or individual listed in the report. The site requires users to create an account which includes an unconfirmed email address before reports can be submitted.
This block of interest as it came at a time when another consumer feedback service in India, MouthShut.com, had started legal proceedings in the Indian Supreme Court. The court case is against the Information Technology Rules (IT Rules), that are being used to inhibit freedom of speech in India.