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Pakistan blocking YouTube and Facebook
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Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 20 May 2010 18:11

From Neowin:

Pakistan is blocking the video sharing website YouTube one day after ISPs in the country received a court order to block Facebook. BBC News is saying reports are leading them to believe a number of Wikipedia and Flickr pages are also being censored. Pakistani officials say YouTube has been blocked because of its "growing sacrilegious content".

Reuters reported on Wednesday the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) told ISPs to indefinitely block access to Facebook due to a group on the website named "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day", a competition to be held on May 20. The move comes despite the Lahore High Court decision to only temporarily ban access to the website until May 31. Facebook began to be unavailable on computers in Pakistan late afternoon on Wednesday but mobile devices still appeared to have access.

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