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PTA blocks access to 25,000 URLs over anti-Pakistan content

24 websites taken off the internet as well

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 21, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jun 21, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago

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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has blocked more than 25,000 internet URLs for carrying anti-state material, it said Monday. The telecom authority had these URLs blocked by internet giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. According to officials, Facebook blocked 25,000 accounts, Twitter 307 and YouTube removed 224 links. Twenty four websites were blocked too in the process, the PTA said. Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has blocked more than 25,000 internet URLs for carrying anti-state material, it said Monday.

The telecom authority had these URLs blocked by internet giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

According to officials, Facebook blocked 25,000 accounts, Twitter 307 and YouTube removed 224 links.

Twenty four websites were blocked too in the process, the PTA said.

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