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Pakistan bans YouTube

February 26, 2008

Pakistan’s government has banned access to the video-clip website YouTube because of anti-Islamic movies posted on the site. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority told the country’s 70 Internet service providers that the popular website would be blocked until further notice. The banning temporarily brought the site down in some other areas.

Pakistan is not the only country to have blocked access to YouTube. In January, a Turkish court ordered the site to be blocked on account of video clips that allegedly broke the law by insulting the country’s founding father, Kemal Ataturk.

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