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Influencer jailed for plot to steal website at gunpoint

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US-A social-media influencer has been sentenced to 14 years in prison over a plot to obtain a domain name at gunpoint. Rossi Lorathio Adams II, 27, built up more than a million followers by posting videos of partying Iowa State University students on his website, Doit4thestate.com. He then planned to expand his empire by buying […]


JI Facebook page blocked

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KARACHI- JI Karachi Ameer Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman condemned Facebook administration for closing official page of his party on the behest of Indian lobby. Addressing a protest rally to mark International Human Rights Day, expressing solidarity with people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and flaking Indian forces atrocities on them, he said this ugly act was taken […]


Facebook blocks JI’s pages ahead of Kashmir March

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KARACHI: Facebook — one of the world’s largest social media platforms — on Monday blocked Jamaat-i-Islami’s (JI) official and other pages related to the party’s information dissemination, days ahead of its Kashmir March scheduled for Dec 22 in Islamabad, stated a JI spokesman. The JI spokesman stated that the Facebook administration without any prior notice […]


Where the public forms its free opinion

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The apex court of the country unexpectedly halting a long-announced extension in the job of the army chief is as big as news can get in Pakistan, short of a prime minister being removed from office or one being hanged or executed – all have, sadly, happened. And yet, when two weeks ago a bolt […]


PTI fumes over removal of Kashmiris WhatsApp accounts

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MIRPUR (AJK) -The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Azad Jammu Kashmir strongly condemned Facebook administration decision to suspend the accounts on messaging service WhatsApp used by the besieged Kashmiri people in Indian-held Jammu Kashmir. While condemning the action, Ershad Mahmud, the party’s Secretary Information, said in a press statement issued on Friday that the step has completely compromised the […]


AdAsia 2019 concludes: Social media awash with fake news: Dr Alvi

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LAHORE: President Dr Arif Alvi has said the mass media has attained central place in people’s lives today, though the social media content has made it difficult for people to distinguish between fake and true information. While addressing the concluding session of three-day AdAsia 2019 conference at Alhamra on Thursday, he drew a comparison among […]


PM launches Digital Pakistan Initiative

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ISLAMABAD -Regretting that previous governments did not work on making Pakistan a digitally advanced country, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday expressed his resolve to take country digitally forward. Launching ‘Digital Pakistan Vision’ at a ceremony here, the prime minister termed it a big opportunity for the nation, saying introduction of e-governance in government departments would […]


On internet freedom

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With the passage of time, cyberspace has become prominent for human rights like freedom of speech and expression. The diverse battleground over what is right and wrong politically, socially and culturally is increasingly shifting into the cloud. But beyond that, unfortunately, the quest for genuine persuasion, activism and engagement is made for difficult amid the […]


PTA to raise issue of Twitter account’s blocking

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) will raise the issue of blocking of Twitter accounts again with the Twitter administration as it continues to suspend accounts from Pakistan. According to Spokesperson PTA Khurram Ali Mehran, Twitter has recently suspended accounts of a number of Twitter users from Pakistan without any warning and on unsubstantiated grounds. The PTA […]


Moot calls for encouraging positive use of social media

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ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a seminar here on Tuesday stressed the need to encourage positive use of social media to contribute to national integration and eliminate extremism from the society. Two-day training workshop on Naujawanan-e-Pakistan titled ‘Advancing Inclusiveness among Youth through Training and Education’ was held at the Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University Islamabad, organised […]


Israeli ‘spyware’ invasion forces govt to discard WhatsApp

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RAWALPINDI: The federal Ministry of Information Technology has issued a confidential letter to the authorities concerned, advising them not to use WhatsApp for official correspondence since an Israeli spyware stealthily installed on the software was being used to monitor users’ activities, sensitive data and movements. “Hostile intelligence” agencies can try to gain access to sensitive […]


Social media attacks on judges: replies sought from PTA, Pemra

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court chief justice-designate Mamoon Rashid Sheikh on Tuesday sought replies from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, Federal Investigation Agency and other government authorities on a petition seeking action against people involved in vilification of sitting judges on social media. The judge also sought assistance from the attorney general […]


Facebook, Dopamine and InstaGrat

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InstaGrat. It is not quite the same as Instagram, where we can put up pictures of what we want the world to see of us. InstaGrat is the instant gratification that is engineered into almost every social media application that we use today. It is that soft, sudden feeling of ‘aah’ that comes and goes, […]


Aspiring citizen journalists lauded for digital storytelling

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KARACHI: Journalists in Pakistan continue to face immense challenges in the quest to seek the truth. From receiving death threats to reporting in perilous, war-torn regions and facing censorship issues, the prolonged list of challenges is a ghastly reality that haunts the future of journalism in the country. Pakistan is among the states where journalists get murdered, […]