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Youtube Restrictions from Pakistan

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A “blasphemous” video clip that provoked action from the Pakistan Telecom Authority resulted in Youtube being taken down globally for about an hour and a half over the weekend. It was down for myself in Dublin at that time, and I found updates from BBC confirming that there was a problem. The episode is thankfully now over, but it’s a fairly instructive example of the problems the internet poses for censors.


Written by Graham

February 26, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Posted in free speech, technology

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