Radio Pakistan’s live streaming blocked by Facebook

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The live streaming of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) faced a blacklash following to the blockage of its news bulletins by the Facebook.

Facebook block the Radio Pakistan highlights for unearthing the news about continuing spate of violence in the Indian Occupied Kashmir by the Indian army.

It may be mentioned here that Radio Pakistan’s news bulletin was stressing light on the “Indian atrocities, situation of curfew and a prolonged military lockdown in the valley”, the statement said.

Moreover, screenshots also visible from the months of May and July shared on the Radio Pakistan website showing a clear-cut warning by the facebook management mentioning that that “your post goes against our Community Standards on dangerous individuals and organisations.”

The warning, as per the screenshots shared, was given on posts that showed the picture of Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Muzaffar Wani and, in another instance, mentioned a “mujahid commander Zakir Musa” in the lead-in text.

Subsequent to this blockage, Radio Pakistan has taken an alternative route and started live streaming YouTube for its viewers.

On the other hand, it is pertinent to mention here that in past also both the Facebook and Twitter had suspended many accounts of the individuals that were pro-Kashmiris.

Reliable sources said that Facebook has taken this step on account of huge pressure from Indian authorities.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had also lodged complaints against such actions of micro-blogging sites.

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