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PTA blocks Wikipedia for not removing blasphemous content

PTA blocks Wikipedia for not removing blasphemous content
February 4, 2023 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Saturday blocked Wikipedia for not removing blasphemous content from its website.

The PTA spokesman said that Wikipedia was approached for blocking / removal of the said contents by issuing a notice under applicable law and court order(s). "An opportunity of hearing was also provided. However, the platform neither complied by removing the blasphemous content nor appeared before the Authority.

"Given the intentional failure on part of the platform to comply with the directions of PTA, the services of Wikipedia have been blocked."

He said that the restoration of the Wikipedia services will be reconsidered subject to blocking of the reported unlawful contents. "The PTA is committed to ensuring a safe online experience for all Pakistani citizens according to local laws," he added.