Facebook has been blocked, and the reason that no Pakistani is feeling awful about it. I can certainly assure my statement. The reason behind is that Facebook let the Muslim community down all over the world by not taking action against the event DRAW MOHAMMAD DAY, in which people will come up with caricatures of the Holy Prophet MOHAMMAD. It’s not just religiously wrong but it’s against the ethical values of the society which has hurt the feelings of Muslim community.
Pakistan’s Government took a step forward to block the social networking web portal as a protest, making this page inaccessible to the users, as it is extremely offending for all the Muslims.
Facebook officials feel disappointed because of this action taken by the Pakistan government, and wanted that the government should have informed them about the decision of blocking Facebook without any warning.
Along with Facebook, YouTube has also been blocked, as it also contained blasphemous material.
The point, which arises here, is that is this boycott going to influence Facebook?
The answer is, surely yes! It will largely influence the traffic of Facebook and YouTube! Considering the Internet traffic from Pakistan and the traffic from the entire Muslim world can make these social networking sites face a huge difference. Thus, if Muslims all around the world boycott and refuse to use these web portals, YouTube and Face book are going to suffer enormously. Facebook and YouTube are rated as the most distracting websites, which undoubtedly affect the work productivity, and now, as they are banned, it will give positive work result, as people will be just working.
Both the social media and networking giants must revise their policies, because if they do not, they would be suffering like Orkut and MySpace, and soon would appear as dead.
Actions must be taken which are useful in bringing down such conspiracies against Islam, as blocking these web portals will not remove such pages but it will only not enable Pakistanis to view them.
We should not IGNORE THE FACT BY BLOCKING IT, HOWEVER, MUST TAKE SUCH ACTIONS TO REMOVE IT!! PTA’s step is truly appreciated; however, Facebook and YouTube should be banned for an indefinite period unless it apologizes from the entire Muslim community!!
It is indeed shameful that religions are no more respected, and DRAW MOHAMMAD DAY is one of the biggest examples! Is Facebook going to take action against the event or strict to the statement that NO POLICY HAS BEEN VIOLATED is still a question mark. Everyone is anxiously waiting for Facebook’s response. Stay with us for updates!