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Twitter says it’s been blocked by Pakistani government

Other social media sites have also been affected.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Nov 25, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 10:02 am CDT

Twitter said Saturday that it has been blocked in Pakistan and that it hoped service would be restored soon.

As the Associated Press reported, the Pakistani government deployed army troops on Saturday to help restore peace after police and a group that’s been involved in a sit-in near Islamabad have clashed.

More from the AP: “News of the police intervention spread quickly, prompting sympathizers in cities around the country to take to the streets in a show of solidarity with the Islamabad protesters. The situation prompted the country’s regulatory body for electronic media to take TV broadcasts off the air. Key social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were also blocked.”

The AP reports that six people have died and 200 have been injured in the clash as police attempted to clear the intersection where the protestors were sitting. As Mashable notes, some people in Pakistan have used social media with the help of VPNs.

H/T Business Insider

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*First Published: Nov 25, 2017, 3:14 pm CST