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Pakistan unblocks YouTube after Google launches local version

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    Pakistan has lifted a ban on YouTube in the country after Google offered a localized version, which the government claims will allow it to ask for the removal of material considered offensive from the website.

    YouTube was ordered blocked in Pakistan in 2012 after a controversial video, called the "Innocence of Muslims," created a controversy in many countries for mocking the Prophet Muhammad.

    Pakistan authorities told a court that they were blocking the whole domain because it was not technically feasible for them to block specific links to the video.

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