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Pakistan blocks Twitter on Everybody Draw Muhammad Day anniversary
The Washington Post reports that Pakistan shut down access to Twitter yesterday after the social network allegedly declined to remove tweets mentioning “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day.”
Details on the allegedly offensive tweets were unavailable, but they apparently urged participation in “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day,” a campaign launched two years ago that Muslims worldwide have denounced for encouraging depictions of Islam’s prophet, which adherents consider blasphemous.
The campaign led a Facebook user to set up a Facebook page to promote May 20 as “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” to support freedom of expression. A Pakistani court ordered the page blocked two years ago when it was created.