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Pakistan Bans Twitter Over Blasphemous Content, Revokes It After A Few Hours

The Pakistan Government blocked micro blogging network, Twitter, for a few hours on Sunday, over blasphemous drawings related to Prophet Mohammed that emerged on the site, reports Dawn.com. The report states that the content appeared both on Facebook and Twitter and was part of a competition to post pictures of Prophet Muhammad on Facebook. Quoting Mohammad Yaseen, chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the report further states that Facebook had apparently agreed to remove the offensive content but Twitter refused to remove the content which led to Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology issuing orders to block Twitter. A similar report from Pakistan's Express Tribune states that Pakistan's Ministry of Information Technology had made several unsuccessful requests to Twitter to remove the content, to which Twitter had apparently responded that it "cannot stop any individual doing anything of this nature on the website", which is quite strange…

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