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“Was The Khan’s decision to allow Opposition speeches to be aired on television because Sharif would expose himself as a liar a good one or not.” “If he hadn’t allowed it social media would have aired it.” “And how many Pakistanis have access to the social media? Our rural areas where the bulk of our […]


76m people in Pakistan have access to Internet, Senate body told

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting was Thursday informed that 76 million people in Pakistan have access to Internet while 40 million people use social media. The chairman of the committee said that digital media is of utmost importance to build a positive image of Pakistan. Deep concern was expressed in the […]


TikTok blocks 93,000 Pakistani accounts on request of PTA

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As per the statement issued by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), talks are underway with the management of various platforms to block illegal and vulgar content on social media in Pakistan. The spokesperson revealed that 34 organizations have been given access to the online portal, while PTA is in touch with social media platforms. The […]


As ruling party fans spew online abuse, Pakistan’s female journalists call for government action

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On August 16, Ramsha Jahangir should have been celebrating a journalistic triumph, the release of a long, deeply reported cover story for the weekend magazine of Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper on the government’s social media strategy and image-building. Instead, she spent the day watching in horror as a torrent of abuse filled her social media feeds. Eventually, she went offline. […]


SHC directs PTA to block blasphemous material

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block all the websites in Pakistan carrying offended, obscene and blasphemous material and submit the report. The SHC’s direction has just come after a petition of Syed Iqbal against publication of blasphemous material on the websites was heard. The petitioner […]


Social media battlefield

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Impliticly, social media has an effective role in our lives. It chalks out various knowledgeable material to the people. But at the same time, it seems to be working as an invisible battlefield for the propaganda masters. It is used as a weapon to undermine a country. It leaves a deep impact on human mind. […]


4000 social media accounts blocked over sharing hate material in Pakistan

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LAHORE – At least 4000 social media accounts have been blocked for sharing hate material and 87 people have been arrested in Pakistan. According to details, the arrests have been made under 3-Acquaintance of Public Order (MPO) on Saturday. The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Lahore said that while monitoring the activities, 218 people have also been […]


Grindr ‘disappointed’ by PTA decision

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KARACHI: Dating app Grindr said on Thursday it was deeply disappointed by Pakistan’s decision this week to block it and four other such applications after they were deemed to be disseminating “immoral content”. The Pakistan Telecommunications Auth­o­rity (PTA) said on Tuesday it was seeking the removal of “dating services” from apps Tinder, Grindr, Tagged, Skout […]


PTA asks YouTube to immediately block indecent content

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has once again approached YouTube to immediately block vulgar, indecent, immoral and hate speech content for viewing in Pakistan. In a statement issued by PTA said, the platform has been directed to put in place an effective content monitoring and moderation mechanism to expeditiously respond to PTA’s request for […]


PTA blocked dating apps spreading vulgarity, nudity, and homosexuality

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ISLAMABAD: The five dating applications, recently blocked by the PTA, were found involved in spreading nudity and promoting even homosexuality by sharing indecent videos of lesbians and gays. These live broadcasting Apps also contained such indecent and immoral content hosted by Pakistani users, which showed how these Apps were spreading immorality within the society. A […]


Balochistan Employees Urged to Quit Social Media Sites Against Government

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Provincial government warns of strict disciplinary action against anyone who refuses to comply with directions The Government of Balochistan on Saturday directed its employees to “immediately” exit social media pages and WhatsApp groups that “spread misinformation and propaganda” against the provincial government. “The employees/civil servants are further directed to block all such webpages and numbers […]


Twitter complied with 35pc legal requests from Pakistan in 2019

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KARACHI: According to the latest biannual transparency report, micro blogging website Twitter has started complying with content removal requests from Pakistan — a marked departure from previous years of non-compliance. The total compliance rate, released for the first time by the company, refers to the percentage of requests where Twitter took a specific action to […]


Three held for posting hate material on social media

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TAXILA: The Attock police have arrested three people for posting hate material against other sects on social media. Police sources said that three persons were arrested by Bassal, Attock Saddar and Jand Police who uploaded posts carrying defamatory remarks against a particular sect. According to police, this crackdown was launched as part of an effort […]


PTA asks TikToK to block indecent content for Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has asked TikToK to block the vulgar, indecent and immoral content for viewership in Pakistan. In a statement PTA said, keeping in view the growing concerns in the society with respect to content on the platform, the PTA chairman had an online meeting with senior management of TikTok. While acknowledging the […]