After banning dozens of accounts at the government's request, the social network recants and makes the content available again.
The company has complied with requests from a Pakistani "bureaucrat" to hide specific content, says the New York Times.
The country's new IT minister reportedly says the Web giant must remove "blasphemous and objectionable material" from its video sharing site, or face serious consequences.
The bids are now in, but whoever wants a piece of what is almost certainly a juicy contract is keeping quiet--and for good reason.
The video-sharing site returns for anywhere between three minutes and three hours after being blocked for hosting a video that presented an unflattering depiction of the prophet Muhammad.
Prime minister calls the clip "blasphemous" and instructs the Ministry of Information to block access to the video site.
The country implements the ban over concerns about a promotion involving posting images of the prophet Muhammad. Facebook has taken a more conciliatory approach.
A plan by Pakistan for a Web-filtering project prompts U.S. firms to take a stance on selling software to be used for government censorship.
After weeks of online protest, Pakistan may be ready to kill its plan to create a massive URL blocking--i.e., Web filtering--system.
Words like "flatulence" and "quickie," as well as 17 phrases involving the word "butt," are banned by Pakistan's telecoms watchdog.