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.