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Twitter unblocks 'blasphemous' accounts in Pakistan

After banning dozens of accounts at the government's request, the social network recants and makes the content available again.

By June 17, 2014

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Twitter blocks 'blasphemous' tweets in Pakistan

The company has complied with requests from a Pakistani "bureaucrat" to hide specific content, says the New York Times.

By May 23, 2014

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Google to be banned in Pakistan if it doesn't clean up YouTube

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.

By June 10, 2013

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Pakistan's Internet filter has the Valley buzzing over who's bidding

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.

By March 17, 2012

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YouTube makes brief return to Pakistan after 3-month ban

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.

By December 30, 2012

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Pakistan bans YouTube amid furor over anti-Islam video

Prime minister calls the clip "blasphemous" and instructs the Ministry of Information to block access to the video site.

By September 17, 2012

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Pakistan blocks Twitter over 'blasphemous' images, report says

The country implements the ban over concerns about a promotion involving posting images of the prophet Muhammad. Facebook has taken a more conciliatory approach.

By May 20, 2012

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'Dark trade' in Web-censoring tools exposed by Pakistan plan

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.

By March 20, 2012

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Pakistan pulling plug on controversial Internet filter--report

After weeks of online protest, Pakistan may be ready to kill its plan to create a massive URL blocking--i.e., Web filtering--system.

By March 19, 2012

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Pakistan bans rude text messages

Words like "flatulence" and "quickie," as well as 17 phrases involving the word "butt," are banned by Pakistan's telecoms watchdog.

By November 20, 2011