Pakistan to censor words like "athletes foot" in text messages

By Rick · 48 replies
Nov 22, 2011
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  1. Pakistan's communications regulator, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, has been exploring censorship for words deemed too inappropriate for texting. There are mixed reports about whether or not the changes have taken…

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  2. If your blocking words like "Athletes foot" and "Tongue" you might as well call your self a retard and end your life so no one can see where stupidity really came from.
  3. @Guest, there's no need to include words such as 'end your life' in your comment. If that's stupid I don't know what is.
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    If you block anything, you should do the above. People should have 100% freedom over what they send in their own PERSONAL text messages.
  5. "@Guest, there's no need to include words such as 'end your life' in your comment. If that's stupid I don't know what is."

    Its ok guest you can add that to the Block list for pakistan ;D .... apart from that why not? if the maker of that list did end his life then the world would be a much better and less stupid world as I don't want to see people's text not going through just because they texted "Our block has a black out so people coming to fix" which it is blocked in pakistan so do you really want people that block words like that to ruin others lifes? no I dont think so :D
  6. Recycle

    Recycle TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Apparently the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority knows more slang than I do!
  7. So this way if a woman is "raped" or "molested" she won't be able to text it. I seem to remember something like this happening in the book 1984. that ended well
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Heh, the PTA is censoring things. An example of convergent evolution.
  9. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    Yay, religion.
  10. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 781   +235

    What a joke
  11. Sir, is the term "behen ke laude" and "gaandu" and "land ke tope" also banned now?
  12. The name "Jesus Christ" is also on that list...
  13. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    "Flogging the dolphin"

    This i agree with, Animal cruelty should not be tolerated :p
  14. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,572   +65

    I totally agree. If you're going to censor stuff, there should be zero tolerance for animal cruelty. :)
  15. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    People in Pak have cell phones?
  16. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    ^^ Ha! Good stuff!
  17. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Censorship is not an effective method of preventing transmission of disease, such as athlete's foot. Censorship is however effective at bringing down the system in full revolt. Just according to history, that is.
  18. Opus

    Opus TS Enthusiast Posts: 49

    I guess PTA has become a bunch of losers, who, instead of concentrating on the improvement of cell phone services i.e. issuance of 3G, 3G+ licenses, is now more focused on banning free speech.
  19. Opus

    Opus TS Enthusiast Posts: 49

    words like "caress" and "fiancé" are banned, stupid PTA.
  20. If you had more intelligence than a snail, you would have known the amount of cell phones Pakistanis have.
  21. They blocked Boobies... :(
  22. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    well if everyone would sit down, we could see them!
  23. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    it would be great if they could censor trolls on the internet. imagine how much nicer it would be if all insults and swearing was replaced with *******
  24. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    mm they must not have jokes in pakistan
  25. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    I needed a good laugh, that list is hilarious!

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