Pakistan removed from the Internet

Ostensibly to protect against “blasphemous” YouTube content, but more likely for political purposes, I’m guessing.

With presumably unintended consequences.

The leadership of Pakistan just created a massive Denial of Service on their own country.

Let’s hope this isn’t the prelude to increased repression there, locking the internet doors in an attempt to block information from getting out.


  1. The lesson I draw from this is about the Internet. A Pakistani ISP could take an action which would effectively remove YouTube from the Internet entirely (if you believe the linked article), at least for a while? What on earth does that say about the structure of the net?

  2. Just found this link to an article which explains the situation fully, and emphasizes the point I just made.

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