Supreme Court warns YouTube against sharing objectionable content

Supreme Court warns YouTube against sharing objectionable content


Islamabad-Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday hinted at shutting down the video-sharing platform, YouTube in Pakistan. Following the objectionable content shared on YouTube in the past few months.
Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin and Justice Mushir Alam were on the bench hearing the case.

While hearing, Justice Qazi Amin commented

“We are not against freedom of expression and masses have right to discuss our performance and decisions as we take salaries from public money but the constitution also provides us right of personal life but users of social media and YouTube are targeting our families.”

Moreover, “Masses are being provoked against the country’s institutions including army, government, and the judiciary.”

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As per details from hearing, Justice Qazi said currently we are exhibiting tolerance towards such acts but next we will take strict actions.
Subsequently, he asked FIA and PTA about the shared content and the people who are involved in such activities. These people will surely face the consequences.

Justice Mushir Alam, meanwhile, cited examples from the United States and Europe. He added, many countries banned video-sharing platforms and many control social media through strict laws.

Other banned Apps in Pakistan

Recently, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked Bigo Live streaming App. Moreover, issued a warning to ByteDance’s TikTok for sharing and promoting unethical, obscene, and vulgar content. Complaints are mostly about suicides among teenagers who have taken their own lives in the name of adventure and likes.

The PTA had issued necessary notices to the above-mentioned social media companies following the law of the land to moderate socialization and content within legal and ethical limits.

Earlier, PTA bans mobile game PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battleground) in Pakistan. Lahore High Court took notice of the incidents which occur due to PUBG. According to the reports, the game is putting negative effects on the physical and mental health of players. Many of them took their lives as they were unable to complete the task.

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However, PUBG is a source of income for many players and they deny this decision. Further, a player appeal in the court for unbanning PUBG as the players have to perform in the championship on July 10.

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