Pakistan Restores Twitter after 'Blasphemy' Claims

Ad Feedback

The government of Pakistan has restored access to Twitter, after briefly blocking the social networking site for what it labeled "blasphemous" material.

The tweets in question promoted a Facebook competition to post images of the Prophet Mohammad. It's considered offensive to Islam to publish depictions of the prophet.

The popular website was blocked for about 12 hours Sunday, after Twitter refused to remove the offensive material.

Mohammad Yaseen, chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, said Facebook agreed to address Pakistan's concerns about the competition.

This isn't the first time the Pakistani government has blocked social networking sites.

In 2010, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were inaccessible for nearly two weeks, again because of what the government called blasphemous content.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

 CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.