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Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube, then reinstates after 3 minutes

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Dec 2012 21:12 User comments (3)

Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube, then reinstates after 3 minutes Earlier this year, Pakistan began blocking YouTube in the nation after the infamous "Innocence of Muslims" went viral, causing riots in many Muslim nations around the world.
This weekend, the country's government decided to lift the ban, however it was reinstated just 3 minutes later after more "blasphemous material" was still available via the site.

Before lifting the ban, the government noted they had taken extra steps to ensure all offensive content would be blocked. Clearly, there was a mistake made.

"Innocence of Muslims" was released in September and openly mocked the religion's sacred Prophet Muhammad. In fact, in Egypt, the maker of the film has been convicted and sentenced to death, ensuring he will never, ever travel there.

Pakistan used the video and the outcry to outright ban YouTube, which many in the nation saw as a trick to control their access to their Internet. Read one such editorial on the matter: "We need to make it clear that we do not wish to regress to a dark age when a centralized authority controlled all access to information. Retreating to such an era would essentially mean that we were longer living in a democracy."

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3 user comments

131.12.2012 3:58

Innocence of Muslims didn't cause those riots. It's been proven, so please do thorough research before stating facts.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Dec 2012 @ 3:58

231.12.2012 6:18

Originally posted by bigdan45:
Innocence of Muslims didn't cause those riots. It's been proven, so please do thorough research before stating facts.
Please prove YOUR point before accusing me.

331.12.2012 14:19

Well to be fair it was the murder of the ambassador and the 3 others that weren't caused by the video. The actual riots were credited to the film. Now who told them about the small insignifigant piece of crap movie is (insert you fav conspiricy here)...but do those morons really need a reason to riot? Other than hate of the West that is.


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

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