Pakistan blocks YouTube… from the entire world

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The worldwide “block” was only for two hours but it’s still pretty ridiculous stuff. I can’t quite wrap my head around how they managed to change the “internet’s routing tables” for the entire world. From my understanding, you have to be pretty huge (like an entire country in this case) to get other country’s routers to mis-route addresses. I don’t think it was their intention to take YouTube down for the entire world, but it’s pretty scary that they had the power to at all. Meanwhile, the block in Pakistan will continue until further notice.

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