Twitter banned in Pakistan !

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  1. Son of Govinda

    Son of Govinda Regular Member

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    Pakistan blocks Twitter because of material considered offensive to Islam - The Washington Post

    ISLAMABAD — The chairman of Pakistan’s telecommunications authority says the government has blocked the social networking website Twitter because of material considered offensive to Islam.

    Mohammad Yaseen says the website was blocked on Sunday because Twitter refused to remove material related to a competition on Facebook to post images of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

    Many Muslims regard depictions of the prophet, even favorable ones, as blasphemous.

    Yaseen said Facebook agreed to address Pakistan’s concerns but officials have not been able to get Twitter to do the same.

    Officials from Facebook and Twitter could not immediately be reached for comment.

    Pakistan blocked Facebook for about two weeks in 2010 because of a similar competition.

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    SPIEZ Senior Member Senior Member

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    And something similar is being done by a man in India after his political party was criticized
     
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    Why ban the twitter ?

    Those good guys have provided country specific funnels to filter every and any type of content :fyeah:
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    I think it may be more to do with them being shown the mirror.
     
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    Galaxy Elite Member Elite Member

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    If Pakistan want to block the sites offensive to Islam, it is better to ban the Internet.

    They cannot stop anybody to Tweet. There are 200 Millions Tweeples. Twitter does allow materials to reported as offensive and has the ability to censor stuff. Extremely bad decision.
     
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    Maybe they can run to their Chinese friends & launch a state controlled website copy of twitter ?
     
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    Iran moving ahead with plans for national intranet | Ars Technica

    I reckon it's only a matter of time before Pakistan and every other backwards fundamentalist nation tries this.
     
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    Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Blasphemous Content, Facebook Complies?

    Report: Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Blasphemous Content, Facebook Complies? | TechCrunch
     
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    ^
    What was the point ?
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Checking if the "Block" button was working.
     
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