No Farmville For Pakistan Players

Sun, May 23, 2010

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A Facebook page titled Everybody Draw Mohammed Day infuriated Pakistan officials with its promotion of portrayals of Mohammed, leading them to ban Facebook until May 31st. The page asked users to create and upload images of Mohammed as a protest against Islamic Extremists’ threats against portrayals of the holy man.

The page is blocked until the end of the month but the ban may be extended depending on Pakistani officials’ decisions. This means that Pakistani Facebook game players will be unable to tend to their farms, cities, and restaurants for an indefinite amount of time.

According to MTV Multiplayer, Facebook has no intention of removing the page. The official Facebook statement is this: “We strongly believe that Facebook users have the freedom to express their opinions, and we don’t typically take down content, groups or pages that speak out against countries, religions, political entities or ideas.”

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