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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Twitter Access DENIED: Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over 'Blasphemy'

Pakistan has blocked Twitter over "blasphemous material" on the social networking site.

"This has been done under the directions of the ministry of information technology. It's because of blasphemous content," said Mohammed Yaseen, chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

"They (the ministry) have been discussing with them (Twitter) for some time now requesting them to remove some particular content."

Mr Yasneen did not specify which users or messages had prompted the ban.

The Internet Service Providers Association of Pakistan said its members had been asked to block Twitter indefinitely, but had not been given a reason by the government.

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