Supreme Court Hints At Banning Youtube And Pakistani Are Worried!!
It is not the first time that YouTube has been banned in Pakistan. YouTube was blocked in Pakistan following a decision taken by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on 22 February 2008 because of the number of “non-Islamic objectionable videos.” One report specifically named Fitna, a controversial Dutch film, as the basis for the block.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday took notice of ‘objectionable content’ on YouTube and other social media platform and issued notices to the Foreign Ministry and the Attorney General of Pakistan.
The court was hearing a case against suspect Shaukat Ali pertaining to a sectarian crime when the topic came under discussion to put a ban on YouTube.
Members of the judiciary said that we do not have any issue with the freedom of speech and expression but as PTA mentioned that they can only report the content posted by individuals and not remove it so there is not much that can be done to prevent objectionable content.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked Bigo App and warned TikTok for the last and said in a press release that a number of complaints had been received from different segments of the society against immoral, obscene and vulgar content.
While the nation got upset at this news saying that this ban will highly affect the digital industry of Pakistan as many have made YouTube their way of income.
Many even came up saying that they have been using YouTube for various reasons including taking educational and religious classes which have helped many learn without spending money.
We really hope that all the aspects are kept in mind by the government and supreme court and we hope a better decision is taken!
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