Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pakistan blocks YouTube, Facebook

'Sacrilegious content' was cited as the reason for the blocking of social networking site, Facebook earlier this year, and today video sharing site YouTube was given similar reason today in Pakistan.

YouTube, one of the most popular internet destinations to date, has been blocked by the Pakistani Government - in part because of depictions of the Profit Mohammed.

The blocking is part of a growing program that aims to block sites that conflict with the religious beliefs of Pakistan's Muslim population - which forbid depiction of any sort of the Profit Mohammed.

Likewise, access to photo sharing site, Flickr, and collaborative encyclopedia, Wikipedia, was also put on hold.
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