Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 29 January 2015

Pakistan blocks YouTube access

Pakistan blocked access to YouTube yesterday because of “sacrilegious” content in a growing internet crackdown against sites deemed offensive by hardline Muslim officials.

Regulators the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) did not point to specific material on YouTube that prompted it to block the site, only citing “growing sacrilegious contents”.

The government acted against Facebook and YouTube after failing to persuade the sites to remove the “derogatory material”.

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