A claim is circulating on social media claiming that YouTube, X, and all other social media apps and accounts are made inaccessible in Pakistan by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on March 5, 2024. The claim was shared by renowned journalists and the general public.


On X (formerly Twitter), the video was shared here, here and here gaining upwards of 283K views.

Fact Check

Contrary to the claims, Facebook and Instagram experienced severe issues around the world on March 5, 2024, with the services refusing login attempts. The outages were first reported at about 3.30pm GMT and began to clear at about 5pm. 

The outage was also confirmed by Meta spokesperson Andy Stone on X(Formerly Twitter).





Our research confirmed that an old video was shared as recent linking it to the praised ASP Sheher Bano who saved a women accused of blasphemy from angry mob .