The Supreme Court of Pakistan has hinted at banning YouTube in the country over unregulated content and the prospect has not sat well with the young generation.
Tania Aidrus, the head of the Digital Pakistan initiative, has said that banning YouTube is not the solution, adding that the platform is allowing many to make a decent livelihood.
Banning a platform like YouTube is not a solution. The 3 years when YouTube was banned in Pakistan it held back our content creator ecosystem which has just started to flourish now, creating employment opportunities for thousands.
Celebrities, content creators, and students alike have opposed the ban and this is the reason why #YoutubeBanInPakistan is trending on Twitter. Everyone’s voicing their concerns over the possible ban. Let’s have a look at what people are saying:
Banning youtube Is foolish & unacceptable decision. I say why they don't ban only those channels which show bad materials why they are baning whole youtube.? pic.twitter.com/TqFbP1vgAf
— Farwa Khan (@iam_farwakhan) July 23, 2020
After Hearing the news about #YoutubeBanInPakistan
— Zeeshan Zafar (@Ze_356) July 23, 2020
— Asad Ali (@AsadAliBhattii) July 23, 2020
— Syed Junaid Hussain (@junaidhusain96) July 23, 2020
— Hamza (@Hamza78463066) July 23, 2020
#China banned social media apps developed by #US and made its own. Can #Pakistan develop own applications in an era of data wars? China banned #Google #YouTube #Facebook #Twitter #WhatsApp etc knowing they are used as tools of US data wars.#YouTubeban #YoutubeBanInPakistan pic.twitter.com/AQSZYiQ4ZT
— Arshad Sharif (@arsched) July 23, 2020
— Abdullah Bin Waqas Khan (@AbdullahBinWaq2) July 23, 2020
If the library-has two bad books throw them away but don’t burn the whole library.
Digital pakistan is the future
Supreme Court judges having LLb can’t understand this
— Zeeshan Ramzan (@Zeeshan12842447) July 23, 2020
On a lighter note:
— Muhammad Tayyab (@Tayyab_71697) July 23, 2020
— Hassan Sheikh⁷⟭⟬ (@hassan_sheikh4) July 23, 2020
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