The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Sunday moved to dam content material within the nation pertaining to what it termed the “sacrilegious” movie titled “Lady in Heaven”.
The authority, in an announcement, mentioned that protecting in view “different reports” concerning the film and its “sacrilegious content”, social media platforms together with YouTube, Fb, Instagram and Twitter, have been directed “for immediate blocking of all content related to the said movie from their platforms”.
It mentioned that up to now, 336 hyperlinks containing promotional materials of the film have been reported to the totally different social media platforms.
PTA sends notices to Google, Wikipedia
On December 25, PTA mentioned it has despatched notices to tech large Google and on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia for disseminating “sacrilegious content” by the platforms.
In a press launch, the regulator mentioned that it was appearing in opposition to Google after receiving “complaints regarding misleading search results associated with ‘Present Khalifa of Islam’ and unauthentic version of Holy Quran uploaded on Google Play Store”.
The PTA mentioned that it has approached Google with the directives “to immediately remove the unlawful content” because it was a matter of a “very serious nature”.
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The PTA additionally mentioned that it had acquired complaints in opposition to Wikipedia for “hosting of caricatures of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and dissemination of misleading, wrong, deceptive and deceitful information through articles portraying Mirza Masroor Ahmad as a Muslim”.
The PTA mentioned that they’ve served Wikipedia a discover after “extensive communication” to take away the “sacrilegious content to avoid any legal action”.