Pakistani telecoms forced to filter 1,600 “offensive and obscene” words from SMS messages

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has ordered mobile telecom providers in Pakistan to filter a list of 1,600 words that they deem to be “offensive and obscene”. Some of the words are plain ridiculous including “deposit”, “fairy”, “hole”, “stupid”, among a few others. Guess they secretly hate the English language.

Read Full Story >>
The story is too old to be commented.
SalvatoreLeone1803d ago

Any sort of censorship is matter the type. :|

dilawer1803d ago

You are write, there has to be some sort of freedom of speech and Text :)

Speed-Racer1803d ago

I wonder what else they'll plan to censor... next China soon?

Frak1802d ago

censoring explicit words is alright by me but censoring words sch as athletes foot is a dumb

CynicalVision1802d ago

What's the point, people will just end up spelling the words differently.