Blocking all offensive websites is impossible, says Pakistan Telecommunication Auhtority

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has finally admitted that it is virtually impossible to block all offensive websites as hundreds of sites emerge every day and even if blocked these may be accessed through proxy sites.In its reply submitted to the top court, the PTA has expressed reservations over the continuous blockade of websites on a massive scale as it would severely affect internet quality. see:84,000 websites blocked, SC told
Around 84,000 websites containing objectionable contents were identified and blocked while 400,000 obscene websites has been circulated to all the Internet Service Providers for blocking on domain level, said the PTA.In a report submitted to the Supreme Court on Thursday said that the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, a licensee, has confirmed blocking of approximately 200,000 links containing obscene material over the internet.

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