Banning YouTube not a solution: Tania Aidrus

Banning YouTube not a solution: Tania Aidrus

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Islamabad: Tania Aidrus, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Digital Pakistan, said on Thursday that banning video streaming site YouTube is “not a solution”.

The special assistant said in a post on the social networking site Twitter that over the years, the platform has created thousands of jobs for Pakistanis.

“Banning a platform like YouTube is not a solution. The 3 years when YouTube was banned in Pakistan it held back our content creator ecosystem which has just started to flourish now, creating employment opportunities for thousands,” she tweeted.

Edrus further wrote that “violent means” such as banning YouTube will not help.

“Our focus should be on ensuring better duration of content through policy and dialogue. Brute force measures like banning will not serve any purpose and will hold us back from achieving the vision of Digital Pakistan,” she added.  

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