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Pakistan looking to censor texting

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Nov 2011 1:34 User comments (5)

Pakistan looking to censor texting The Pakistani government has announced this week that it will begin to censor texting in the nation.
If ultimately successful, the move will block Pakistani citizens from 'obscenities' like "Jesus Christ" and "Sex."

All together, there are 1600 'obscene' terms and the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has already told carriers to begin blocking texts from November 21 and forward.

The policy is in response to multiple consumer complaints from citizens receiving "graphic texts."

1100 of the terms are in English while the rest are in Urdu, Pakistan's native language.

The true out-roar comes from the choice of words, which include relatively and benign terms like "poop," "fairy, "athlete's foot," and "harder."

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5 user comments

122.11.2011 2:07

That's right kids, Jesus Christ is bad!

222.11.2011 2:58

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The policy is in response to multiple consumer complaints from citizens receiving "graphic texts."

I believe there are BIGGER complaints to resolve first...Whats wrong with Graphic text in a country riddled with Graphic violence?!

:/

322.11.2011 5:36

Originally posted by NHS2008:
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The policy is in response to multiple consumer complaints from citizens receiving "graphic texts."

I believe there are BIGGER complaints to resolve first...Whats wrong with Graphic text in a country riddled with Graphic violence?!
It is thought crime, of course.

That is probably why they included things like, "Harder" and "athlete's foot"...so they can remove these terms in response to criticism, and no one will dare ask them to remove the words that enable thought crime.


422.11.2011 10:26

Hahaha! Poop? They are censoring "poop"? Crazy.

522.11.2011 23:10
llongtheD
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Originally posted by NHS2008:
Quote:
The policy is in response to multiple consumer complaints from citizens receiving "graphic texts."

I believe there are BIGGER complaints to resolve first...Whats wrong with Graphic text in a country riddled with Graphic violence?!
It's not graphic violence, or violence even, when done in the name of Allah.....or any other religion for that matter.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Nov 2011 @ 0:47

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