Pakistan Implements Social Media Blackout Following Imran Khan’s Arrest
In response to widespread protests throughout the country, Pakistan has imposed a blackout on several popular social media platforms.
Starting from the morning of May 9, Pakistani users have been unable to access Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in certain regions.
The outage was confirmed by net blocks, an internet monitoring service, which also noted instances of complete internet shutdowns.
Affected users have reported that they can only access these networks through the use of Tor or VPN (Virtual Private Network) services.
The blackout comes amidst ongoing clashes between protesters and the police, as demonstrations against the arrest of prominent opposition leader Imran Khan enter their second day.
It appears that the government’s intention behind the internet shutdown is to disrupt the protests.
For individuals experiencing such censorship measures, it is advisable to utilize a VPN as a means to bypass restrictions.
VPNs create a secure and private connection, allowing users to access blocked content.
It is worth noting that Pakistan is among the few countries that actively attempt to restrict the usage of VPNs, although their efforts have proven to be largely ineffective.
Residents of Pakistan are encouraged to conduct thorough research before subscribing to VPN services and to exercise caution.
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