My blog has been blocked

arijitmitter

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I used to write a blog about weight loss (blogspot.com). Did not view it for two years or more. Today I see the message "“This website/URL has been blocked as per instructions from Department of Telecommunications of India.”

It had no mention of politics, no names of any person in India, no copyright infringement .. just diary about my weight loss attempt. There was an YouTube video of a German guy losing weight but sharing YT on blogspot is not illegal as far as I know. My blog was non commercial (no banner ads) and had in all 7-10 posts written between June 2014 and January 2015.

The blog is still accessible by https and also proxy sites but that is a workaround not an answer why I get this ominous message. What have I done that my blog has to be blocked by DoT.

I checked the gmail account attached to that site but no notices as far as I know. I logged into the blog (as owner) but no notices there either.

What is happening? Even asking about it anywhere makes me scared.
 
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vishalrao

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Probably some OTHER blog on same blogspot domain was intended to be blocked for whatever reason, but stupid ISP just blocked the whole domain? Anyways, everyone should be using/sharing https links these days so at least your blog is visible that way.
 

arijitmitter

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Probably some OTHER blog on same blogspot domain was intended to be blocked for whatever reason, but stupid ISP just blocked the whole domain? Anyways, everyone should be using/sharing https links these days so at least your blog is visible that way.
Vishal, the whole domain is not blocked. Such as type in "maths site:blogspot.in" or "weight loss site:blogspot.in" without quotes in Google search.

Right click and open the links. At random some blogs have been blocked. Say 30% of blogspot.in blogs are blocked.

Why would DoT block blogs about CBSE and ISC Maths and random people losing weight?
 


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