Google aids Pakistan in censorship of their video platform

Google collaborates with the government in Pakistan to deploy a local version of the video platform YouTube, allowing the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to censor the platform’s content on their own behalf.

Prior to the collaboration the service was completely banned in the country due to the lack of censorship possibilities.

Instead of standing in for an uncensored platform, Google decides to follow the government’s demands to not risk their business in the region.

This allows the government in Pakistan to control the content seen by their citizens, giving them full control over censorship.

source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/19/pakistans-youtube-ban-lifted-as-government-gets-say-over-content

archived source: https://wellthissucks.xyz/2016/01/19/google-aids-pakistan-in-censorship-of-their-video-platform-archived-source/

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