Pakistan restores Twitter after weekend blockage

email article email article print article print article tip @techmeme

Pakistan has restored access to Twitter in the country after blocking it over the weekend, saying that it would turn to Interpol for help with screening sensitive content.

Somewhat ironically, the country’s interior minister took to the social network to explain that the government had chosen to shut it down because of “un Islamic” content, adding that the country’s government had tried contacting Twitter, but that it had not been of any assistance.

The series of tweets started out with an assurance that social media would not be blocked in Pakistan:

Judging by the number of tweets he sends out and the 35 000 or so followers he has, it’s doubtful that Malik would want to see the social network banned in his country.

The specific cause of the offense was a competition urging people to draw a picture of Mohammed, something which goes against Islamic doctrine. Pakistan does have a history of blocking sites that it considers to be blasphemous, anti-Islamic, or threatening to internal security. It’s also blocked access to sites critical of the government or the military.

email article email article print article print article

  • Eric M.

    The power of xbox one won’t be seen till later on. Expecting launch games that are multi plat to look the best they can is silly. I read somewhere activision was building cod g long before they had an actual xbox one. Because of its esram I am not suprised there is a resolution difference. Once that shit is mastered, it will be a different story. Future games will be comparable on both consoles, except exclusives obviously.

Related Articles on the Web

Related articles

Topics for this article

[ advertising enquiries ]

Share
  • BURN MEDIA TV

    WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE NOW
    Latest Episode
    Unboxing the Acer Chromebook C720P

MORE HEADLINES

news

VIEW MORE

interviews

VIEW MORE

future trends

VIEW MORE

entrepreneurship

VIEW MORE

social media

VIEW MORE

facebook

VIEW MORE

twitter

VIEW MORE

google

VIEW MORE

advertising & marketing

VIEW MORE

online media

VIEW MORE

design

VIEW MORE

mobile

VIEW MORE

More in News

WikiLeaks launches encrypted social network

Read More »