Pakistan Watches Google, Other Web Sites for Blasphemy
June 25, 2010Pakistan's telecommunication authority plans to block links to sacrilegious content found on seven major Web sites.
The decision comes in response to a recent order from a judge in Punjab province.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority spokesman Khurram Mehran said Friday that the sites to be monitored include Yahoo, Google, MSN, Hotmail, YouTube, Amazon and Bing.
Mehran said the telecommunication authority would block links to sacrilegious content found on those sites.
Pakistan temporarily banned Facebook for about two weeks in May amid anger over a page that encouraged users to post images of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
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