Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Alleged Blasphemy

CNN reports that Pakistan has blocked domestic access to Twitter in a dispute over links and references on the social networking service to a Facebook page that hosted a contest to post images of Muhammad.  Pakistan reportedly asked the operators of Twitter to remove those links and references, and when it failed to comply, the block was enacted.  A Pakistani government agency in charge of telecommunications is to meet next week to determine whether the block should continue or be lifted.

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