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Twitter blocks 'blasphemous' and 'unethical' content on request

Recently Twitter received five requests from Pakistani government offices asking the social network to block "blasphemous" content from the country's users. Twitter has adhered to these requests and blocked material including burning Qurans, drawings of the Prophet Muhammad, and tweets…

Pakistan lifts YouTube ban, reinstates ban minutes later

When YouTube refused to take down a controversial video called "Innocence of Muslims" this summer, a small number of violent protests were sparked. Pakistani officials reacted by imposing a country-wide block of YouTube. According to the New York Times, YouTube was made…