PTA asks YouTube to block vulgar, hate speech content
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has asked video-sharing platform YouTube to immediately block vulgar, indecent, immoral, nude and hate speech content for viewing in Pakistan.
The PTA says it has taken the step keeping in view the negative effect of indecent/immoral/nude content available on YouTube and to prevent repugnant discord that may be caused by the presence of hate speech and sectarian material.
The PTA said in a statement that it had approached YouTube to ensure blocking of objectionable content and to prevent the use of its platform for disseminating such content.
In addition, the platform has been directed to put in place an effective content monitoring and moderation mechanism so that unlawful material is detected/deleted and is not accessible within Pakistan.