#GitHub has found itself at the centre of another online sexual harassment probe after it was used to create and share an offensively named app that sexually harassed Muslim women in India. But what is this developer community platform and what is not allowed on it?

As the world’s largest open-source developer community platform, #GitHub allows any user to upload their projects and code to have others collaborate and view, edit, and tweak the code to help improve it, find errors, and fix problems.
What kind of projects are not allowed on #GitHub?
In the current case, however, Muslim women in India have been targeted twice in the space of six months, with the use of apps that are very similar. Some of the women have said they have been targeted by both apps. indianexpress.com/article/cities…
Even if an account is blocked or terminated on #GitHub, a new one can be created with another email id — and the offensive software code or apps can be uploaded again with perhaps a slightly different name. indianexpress.com/article/cities…
This is what seems to have happened in the two instances of harassment of Muslim women in India. A senior officer of Delhi Police’s cyber cell said #GitHub is yet to supply investigators with details of “the users or accused persons” in the earlier case. indianexpress.com/article/cities…
Read more about #GitHub’s policies and role in the controversy in detail here: indianexpress.com/article/explai…

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