Protesters in Peshawar, Pakistan, urge the authorities to block social media sites that they say are spreading blasphemous content, at a rally held last month. Photo: EPA

Facebook should stay out of Pakistan’s crackdown on ‘blasphemy’

Priya Virmani says the government’s attempt to rid social media of ‘blasphemous content’ is a cover to suppress dissent and curb freedoms, and Facebook should have nothing to do with it

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Protesters in Peshawar, Pakistan, urge the authorities to block social media sites that they say are spreading blasphemous content, at a rally held last month. Photo: EPA
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