Pakistani Court Orders All Of Facebook To Be Blocked Over Page It Doesn't Like
from the sledge-hammer dept
Remember back in 2008, when Pakistan ordered YouTube to be blocked and took down a chunk of the wider internet outside of Pakistan in the process? One hopes they’ve got the technical details worked out this time, because Mr. LemurBoy alerts us to the news that the Pakistani High Court is so disturbed by the fact that there’s an “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!” page (hopefully you’ve already heard why that’s controversial…) on Facebook that it has ordered all of Facebook to be blocked through the end of May. Originally, only that specific page had been ordered to be blocked, but apparently that wasn’t enough:
Lawyers with the Islamic Lawyers Forum appealed to the higher court on Wednesday, saying the entire site should be blocked because it had allowed the page to be posted in the first place
Of course, that makes me wonder. If someone created a similar webpage just “on the internet,” would Pakistan order that all of the internet should be blocked? If it was on a piece of paper, would all paper be blocked from import?