Social media clampdown in Kashmir

The J-K government has asked Internet Service Providers to stop the transmission of around 22 social networking sites in Kashmir valley with immediate effect. Some popular social networking platforms that will remain unavailable in Kashmir Valley for at least a month include Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, QQ, We Chat, Qzone, Tumblr, Google+, Skype, Viber, Snapchat, Pinterest, Flickr, Telegram, Reddit, Snapfish, You Tube (upload), Vine, Xanga, Buzznet and Baidu.

However, a question mark hangs over the order's effectiveness, as it's known among internet users that blocks on social media can be overcome by downloading and installing free or paid VPN services.

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