21 May 2010

Pakistanis Question Shutting Itself Off

BBC: Pakistanis divided over internet restrictions

Pakistanis woke up on Thursday to find access to popular websites Facebook and YouTube blocked after a government crackdown on websites seen to be hosting un-Islamic content.

Many here see the bans on Facebook and YouTube as an over-reaction. It is not the first time it has happened.

In trying to block access to a particular YouTube video in early 2008, the Pakistani authorities disrupted access to the entire YouTube website globally for several hours.

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