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Pakistan lifted YouTube ban for 3 minutes

by | 31st, December 2012

 Pakistan lifted YouTube ban for 3 minutesWHAT did Pakistanis view on YouTube when the site was live for three minutes? The site was banned in Pakistan when some dicks uploaded the ridiculous film the Innocence of Muslims. Banning it might have made the film the must-see smash among Pakistani youth. But the censors were taking no chances. YouTube was banned in September. The experts waited until YouTube was made pure, rid of all and anything that could be deemed offensive to Muslims. Also porn.

The country’s interior minister then ordered that the block be lifted. The world had had plenty to time to comply. Three minutes the site was blocked once more.

The Express Tribune is upset:

“This is purely a naked power play by the government and one that we should resist. This is about controlling our behaviour and denying us access to the Internet.” “We need to make it clear that we do not wish to regress to a dark age when a centralized authority controlled all access to information… Retreating to such an era would essentially mean that we were no longer living in a democracy.” 

So. What did Pakistanis view during that 3 minute window. We have the results:

5. How to burn a flag

4. Goldie Lookin’ Chain singing all of Self Suicide

3. The opening credits to Once Upon a Time in the West

2. Porn

1. President Asif Ali Zardari dancing Gangnam Style at a Bung Bunga Party in Capri



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