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Pakistan threatens to block social media over ‘blasphemy’

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Author: AFPThu, 2017-03-09ID: 1489065462547865400
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court has ordered the government to open an investigation into online “blasphemy,” threatening to ban social media networks if they failed to censor content deemed insulting to Islam, lawyers said Thursday.
The issue came to the fore in January when five secular activists known for their outspoken views against religious extremism and the powerful military were disappeared, presumed abducted by state agencies according to opposition parties and international rights groups.Main category: Middle-EastTags: Pakistansocial mediablasphemycourtjudge

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