SC hints at banning YouTube in Pakistan

SC hints at banning YouTube in Pakistan


Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan noted offensive content on social media and YouTube on Wednesday and hinted that it would shut down the country’s video sharing platform.

During the hearing, Justice Qazi Amin remarked “we are not against freedom of expression and masses have right to discuss our performance and decisions as we take salaries from public money but constitution also provides us right of personal life but users of social media and YouTube are targeting our families” he said, “Masses are being provoked against country’s army, government and judiciary.”

Justice Qazi Amin further remarked we are showing tolerance but it will run out some day. He also asked Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) if they have checked content on YouTube. He also asked that how many people who were involved in such activities faced action.

The court also hinted to shut down YouTube in Pakistan. Judge Muhir Alam pointed out that no one can share content on YouTube against the United States or Europe. He added that many countries have banned video sharing platforms, while some countries have adopted local laws to control social media.

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