Social Media | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
Pakistan Press Foundation

Social Media

Law enforcement (LEAs tightening noose against blasphemers on social media

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) was consistently tightening the noose against blasphemers on social media and netting the people who are allegedly involved in this criminal activity with every passing day. According to a tentative statistic, 62 blasphemers have been putted behind the bars so far, nine of them have been awarded the capital […]


‘Pakistan fastest growing market for YouTube’

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: YouTube Pakistan brought out the big guns on Thursday evening for its maiden Brandcast — a loud show of song and dance with hundreds of young content creators gathered under one roof to dazzle the deep-pocketed advertisers of the country’s “No. 1 online video and music platform”. Beginning with a short concert and effusive […]


Fact Check: How to spot impostor Twitter accounts

Pakistan Press Foundation

The rollout of Twitter’s subscription service has prompted a string of accounts impersonating public figures, sparking concerns about the potential for scams and disinformation. Multiple accounts posing as politicians, celebrities and corporate brands have been suspended after being identified as inauthentic. The impostors had paid the $7.99 required to display a verified blue tick — […]


Elon Musk launches $7.99 Twitter Blue subscription fee

Pakistan Press Foundation

HOUSTON-Elon Musk wasted no time Saturday in rolling out his new Twitter Blue subscription plan at $7.99 per month. The fee he promised to implement was launched so users can verify accounts with the coveted blue checkmark. “Get Twitter Blue for $7.99/month if you sign up now,” Twitter announced in an update on Apple iOS […]


Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) research reveals most social media fake identities created to ‘seek pleasure’

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: A scholar of Allama Iqbal Open University has conducted a PhD research to find out the reasons behind social media users creating fake identities. Talking to APP, Chairman Department of Mass Communication AIOU, Prof Dr Saqib Riaz said that PhD scholar Sohail Taj studied the phenomenon of fake identity creation on social media and […]


Government hints at bringing regulations to ‘control’ social media

Pakistan Press Foundation

Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Wednesday hinted at introducing regulations to control social media, saying “there were some things in social media that should be controlled as people’s privacy was being harmed through it”. He said in a statement that the government would consult journalists and other stakeholders regarding the laws of FIA related […]


Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) authorized to act against anti-state social media posts

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD—the federal government has delegated the powers to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those who make social media posts against state institutions. The Federal Cabinet approved the summary of amendments to the schedule of the FIA Act, 1974, on behalf of the Interior Ministry. Further, the federal government has approved an amendment […]


Government empowers Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to act against social media posts against state institutions

Pakistan Press Foundation

The federal government has approved an amendment to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Act empowering it with a section of the Pakistan Penal Code to act against anyone who intends to spread “rumours and false information against state institutions” on social media, it emerged on Tuesday. On Thursday, cabinet members approved a summary on circulation […]


Musk announces $8 monthly charge for verified Twitter accounts

Pakistan Press Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO: New Twitter head Elon Musk said Tuesday the site will charge $8 per month to verify users´ accounts, arguing the plan would solve the platform´s issues with bots and trolls while creating a new revenue stream for the company. The announcement comes only days after the world´s wealthiest man took sole control of […]


Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president disowns social media accounts attributed to him

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Barrister Abid S Zuberi, who was elected last week president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), on Monday clarified that he is not affiliated with any political party and added that fake Twitter accounts impersonating him are spreading propaganda. Zuberi of the Professional Group, famously known as Hamid Khan Group, last Friday notched […]


Government legislation allows FIA to counter social media propaganda

Pakistan Press Foundation

The government of Pakistan has decided to empower the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) by legislation to stop individuals from doing propaganda on different social media platforms. According to local media reports, the Federal government is keen to take action against those who promote and create propaganda on social media. The federal government has decided to […]


Role of social media

Pakistan Press Foundation

Social media has played a pivotal role in the world. It has made the world a global village. There is no denying that it has a number of merits and demerits as well. The first and foremost merit is that it is a source of knowledge and information. Every important news spreads in the world […]


Journalists upset after their names appear on leaked FIA list

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD—Journalists Khurram Hussain and Sami Ibrahim have regretted including their names in the list of the social media accounts which allegedly ran a negative campaign over the crash of a Pakistan Army helicopter in Lasbella in August this year. The alleged list prepared by FIA was leaked on Sunday. A total of 580 social media […]


Author highlights social media’s dominant role in today’s world at book launch

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi on Saturday launched academic Dr Aasim Sajjad Akhtar’s book ‘The Struggle for Hegemony in Pakistan: Fear, Desire and Revolutionary Horizons’ in its City Campus. The discussion featured talks by the author who is an associate professor of political economy, IBA Executive Director Dr S Akbar Zaidi, visiting faculty […]


Facebook
Twitter
Instagram