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Pakistan Tops List Of Countries With Most Censorship Requests Sent To Facebook

Pakistan Tops List Of Countries With Most Censorship Requests Sent To Facebook

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Facebook has made 17,807 content restrictions worldwide and 31% of these requests were from Pakistan.

According to Facebook’s transparency report released on Wednesday, 5,690 content pieces were blocked based on requests from Pakistan between January and July 2019 alone. 

In the second half of 2018, there were 4,174 requests, which shows an increase of over 1000 in just a year. This local trend also goes against a global one in which Facebook noted restrictions dropped from 35,972 to 17,807¬†–¬†nearly¬†a¬†drop¬†of¬†fifty¬†percent.

Due to requests from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Facebook has restricted access to content that violates local laws prohibiting blasphemy, defamation and anti-judiciary content.

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