: This article was originally published on The Wire at https://thewire.in/tech/online-content-policing-censorship

In an article about Censorship by Proxy,  Mishi Choudhary and Prasanth Sugathan comment on social media platforms and the role they play in our hyper-active social lives. They also explain why the governments’ attempts to censor needs to be examined closely stating that our constitutional rights are enforceable against the state, not these privately-owned companies.