Pakistan ThreatenS to Ban Micro-Blogging Website- Twitter

Micro blogging website Twitter has been warned by Pakistan’s telecom authority (PTA) could be banned in the country for not complying with its directive to block objectionable content. The telecom authority informed the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat that while Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms complied with government’s requests to block objectionable content, Twitter did not oblige. Facebook was banned in the country twice in 2008 and then again in 2010.

In September 2012, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked access to YouTube throughout the country for over two years. Informing the committee about Islamabad High Court’s recent directive to the PTA to ask Twitter to respond to requests from Pakistan or face the risk of being blocked in the country, Ahmed said, “The PTA has conveyed the court’s concern to Twitter, but has not got a response. The regulatory authority will carryout court orders if Twitter does not respond to the final notice.” He continue; “The court is determined to teach Twitter a lesson they will lose business”.

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