Pakistan has asked YouTube to immediately block all "objectionable" videos from being accessed in the country. The Pakistan Telecom Authority has asked the platform to "immediately block vulgar, indecent, immoral, nude and hate speech content for viewing in Pakistan". This was reported by Yahoo! News. The PTA's order said that: PTA has done so keeping in view the extremely negative effects of indecent / immoral / nude content available on YouTube and to prevent repugnant discord due to the presence of hate speech and sectarian material. YouTube has also been directed to put in place "an effective content monitoring and moderation mechanism" in that "unlawful material is detected / deleted and not accessible within Pakistan", according to PTA's statement. The ban shows Pakistan's tightening grip over social media and online content. In February, the Pakistani government notified a law the…
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