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Facebook Fan Page Drawing Muhammad Contest Leads to Uproar & Censorship in Pakistan

The Los Angeles Times, CNN, ABC News and many other news sources report today (May 19, 2010) that a reaction to an incident on Facebook became tantamount to censorship (one of the issues that the New Media Institute watches). The LA Times reported that a Pakistani court has banned the Facebook site after a ‘draw Muhammad contest’ went public. The contest originates with the concern for the South Park creators who touch a raw nerve apparently. Read more:

-LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-pakistan-facebook-20100520,0,4071401.story

-CNN - http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/05/19/pakistan.facebook.ban/


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