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Pakistan's Telecommunication Authority, the P.T.C.L., shot to fame this past weekend after its actions inadvertently caused a total shutdown of YouTube. Oops. The PTCL says it was trying to block a video featuring disparaging remarks about Islam by Geert Wilders, a Dutch filmmaker. But through a series of routing mishaps, the block ended up disrupting YouTube across the globe. Joining Faith Salie on Fair Game to talk to us about what happened is Pakistani blogger Awab Alvi.

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