Pakistan bans Twitter for blasphemous tweets against prophet

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Pakistan bans Twitter for blasphemous tweets against prophet

  • 2012-05-22 05:16:19
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News / Internet Pakistan bans Twitter for blasphemous tweets against prophet
Pakistan's government on Sunday morning blocked the wildly widespread micro-blogging platform Twitter, saying the micro-blogging platform refused to get rid of blasphemous content against Islam

The Nation daily said the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked the web site following an issue over caricatures of Prophet Mohammad. The ministry of information technology said repeated calls created to Twitter authorities over the matter remained unanswered, media reported.

In 2010, following a Lahore High Court ruling, social networking web site Facebook was blocked within the country for identical reason. Twitter has grown in popularity within the previous few years and it's estimated there are six million users in Pakistan.
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