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YouTube lifts its censorship... at what costs?

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

Three years ago, YouTube, our beloved video sharing platform was undemocratically blocked in Pakistan, as a video seemed to show insults to Islam. The telecom branch of Pakistan has now lifted this ban, as Google have worked hard to produce a Pakistani version of YouTube.

However, in a statement Google have said, "Google/YouTube will accordingly restrict access to the said offending material for users within Pakistan." Is this fair? Should the young minds of Pakistan have limited access to YouTube and its content? Or should the content be blocked?

Over 12 people died in the riots in Pakistan after the film "Innonce of Muslims" seemed to portray the prophet Mohammad in a mocking, satirical manner.

What do you think of this newly formed "censored" version of YouTube? Is it better than no access? Should there be full access? Let us know in the comments.


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