Pakistan Blocks Popular Websites YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia & Flickr

The Pakistani government says it has blocked access to YouTube because of growing "sacrilegious" content on the video-sharing website.

Today's move comes a day after the government blocked Facebook because of a page on the social networking site that encourages users to post images of Islam's Prophet Muhammad -- which are considered blasphemous under Islam.

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority says in a statement that the government took action after it failed to convince the two websites to remove "derogatory material."

Access to the online encyclopedia site Wikipedia and the photo sharing site Flickr were also restricted today.

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  • by Anonymous on May 20, 2010 at 06:20 AM
    Our great Government seems to think it dosent need God,dosent want God in anything anymore.This is why the Tea Parties are rising up all the Land.Good for Them.
  • by LW Location: Greenville on May 20, 2010 at 05:49 AM
    Same has started in this country. A FEMA photographer ask A group of people that was wearing salvation army shirts to take off there shirts so he could take pics of them working in a clean up after a tornado . Only one changed shirts . Yep big brother tells you more and more where you can go ,what you can do and what to wear.Welcome to the new USA.
  • by V on May 20, 2010 at 03:47 AM
    Barak Hussien Obonga quote,"ALLAHU AKBAR"!
  • by Anonymous on May 20, 2010 at 03:31 AM
    Wait tell obonga is done with this country.The only right you will have is to be silent.

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