Twitter tells Andy Ngo that Pakistan demanded his tweet come down


Twitter informed reporter Andy Ngo, in the interest of transparency, that the Pakistani government sent a letter from a lawyer asking them to remove a video retweeted of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons being projected in a French City in tribute to beheaded school teacher Samuel Paty.

A Chechen refugee publicly beheaded Mr. Paty following a class on freedom of expression. He showed images from the magazine, which was targeted by radical Islamic terrorists in 2015.

Pakistan says it’s blasphemy against Islam, and it’s punishable by death.

Ngo also shared a screenshot of what he said was a screenshot from Twitter Legal, appearing to confirm that “In the interest of transparency, we are writing to inform you that Twitter has received a request from Pakistan regarding your Twitter account… that claims to the following content violate the law(s) of Pakistan.”

He also linked to the offensive tweet (below), which is still up on Twitter.

Michelle Malkin has also gotten those demands from Pakistan.

In 2015, 12 people were murdered at Charlie Hebdo by jihadists.



  1. Pockey-schtan, Poki-stan, Pokey-stan. Comrade kommissar Dorsey wants to keep his laborers happy I guess.
    Found a moldy oldy pic while going through the archives, it features comrade Uncle Joe Stalin with the Twitter logo as his mustache. Circa 2012 vintage.
    If we can get through eight years of historic gutsy call fundamental transformation then we should be fine.

  2. @mpsmithnews a very good and independent Australian blogger has also been told by twitter that he is in breach of Pakistan law.
    I have never been on twitterati or faceclaptrap but it amazes me that all those pandering to the islamic culture cannot see what a very destructive lot they are. I feel for the ordinary muslim people who just want to get on with their lives like the majority of us.
    MAGA and please all you voters get out there and vot for your President Trump as the rest of the world needs this man in power or else not only America but the West is finished as we know it.

  3. If the tweet is not illegal in the locale it was posted from, them Twitter has no basis to take it down based on a complaint from another jurisdiction.

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