Facebook kowtows to violent intimidation and threats, and accepts Islamic restrictions on free speech. And Iran’s Press TV is dead chuffed. Free Speech Death Watch Update: “Facebook apologizes over blasphemy,” from PressTV, May 31:
Pakistan says Facebook has apologized to the country and has removed the blasphemous content that had prompted Islamabad to ban the social networking website.
“In response to our protest, Facebook has tendered their apology and informed us that all the sacrilegious material has been removed from the URL,” Najibullah Malik, secretary of Pakistan’s information technology ministry, was quoted by AP as saying on Monday.
Islamabad, in turn, lifted a ban it had imposed on the social networking website, after Facebook assured the Pakistani government that “nothing of this sort will happen in the future,” Malik said….