Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has posted public statements on his personal page about his commitment to free speech in the wake of the killings in Paris last week, but the behavior of his company often says something very different
The number of official takedown requests that Facebook has consented to in Pakistan has ballooned by 1,000 percent in the past year — and free-speech advocates say the social network is too quick to cave in to government demands for censorship
The OECD has published a report on so-called termination rates, pointing out the folly of governments who think keeping them high will boost telecom revenues.
More and more countries and governments are making use of Twitter’s ability to block specific tweets or accounts from being seen by users in certain countries — but is this an elegant solution to censorship or a feature that disguises the problem?
Pakistan started banning access to YouTube a year ago as a response to violent protests against clips of the anti-Islamic film The Innocence of Muslims, and the company has kept up the ban ever since. Now, democracy activists are arguing that the Pakistani government uses those clips as a pretext to suppress freedom of speech. The Christian Science Monitor has an interesting look at Pakistan’s YouTube ban and some of its unintended consequences.
Pakistan has blocked Twitter because the microblogging site has refused to block potentially offensive images of the Prophet Mohammed. Facebook apparently has agreed to take down the offending images while Twitter has not, according to a Packistani official quoted by the Associated Press.
The bustling and vibrant city of Karachi is home to the suite401 coworking community, located in the stylish beachfront neighborhood of Clifton. With passes ranging between 750 and 7500 Pakistani Rupees ($9-90), coworking in Pakistan seems as though it’s within the reach of most professionals.
A day after a Pakistani court suspended access to Facebook, the country has blocked its citizens from being able to access YouTube and about 450 other sites as part of a widening ban on Internet content deemed offensive.