Pakistan's telecom authority has removed a three year-old ban on video streaming site YouTube, reports the Express Tribune. The report added that YouTube will launch a localized version of the site which will allow the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to remove content it finds offensive. Pakistan had blocked YouTube since 2012 after the site had uploaded "Innocence of Muslims", an anti-Islam movie which led to widespread protests across the country and other Islamic nations. Bangladesh had placed a blanket ban on YouTube as well , but was lifted in 2013. YouTube and the Pakistani government had tried earlier to reach to an agreement earlier. In 2013, Pakistan's then Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf had said that the ban on YouTube would be lifted only after completing work on a filtering mechanism. Earlier in 2010, Pakistan had also blocked YouTube because of its growing sacrilegious content. The site was also blocked in 2008 for carrying material deemed offensive to Muslims. In 2008, Pakistan Telecom had accidentally blocked YouTube by posting a redirect for YouTube’s IP address that Hong Kong Internet Service provider PCCW distributed to other ISPs around the world. Indonesia considering banning Netflix TechInAsia reported last week that Indonesia's film censorship board LSF had recommended that Netflix be blocked in the country on the grounds that the company hadn’t obtained censorship approval for its contents from LSF. However, the country's IT ministry said that it would not consider blocking Netflix, but would regulate the content on the streaming service. India's porn ban In August 2015, the…
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