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Registration of social media cos begins under new rules

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Registration of social media cos begins under new rules ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has started the registration of social media companies under “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules, 2021.” The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has formulated the rules under Section 37 of Prevention of Electronic […]


Punjab police to counter abuse with new social media strategies

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LAHORE: The Punjab police has launched multiple initiatives for large-scale reforms in its social media activities with two prime objectives – counter hate campaigns against the police and address public complaints. The high-ups designed the initiatives after the police’s social media bashing took an ugly form during the recent clashes with the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, TikTok agree to establish mechanism for provision of lawful content

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has agreed to establish a mechanism with TikTok to ensure that all content uploaded on the platform is lawful and safe for society. The Chinese video-sharing platform was banned in the country, on the directives of courts, for uploading objectionable content which is not acceptable in Pakistani society. To discuss […]


The Federal Investigation Agency arrests 50 for spreading extremism on social media

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched a crackdown against extremism on social media and detained 50 suspects across the country, said the agency’s chief on Sunday. FIA director general Dr Sanaullah Abbasi told Dawn that so far 50 suspects had been arrested across the country and “several hashtags on social media had eclipsed” […]


32 Activists of Banned Outfit Spreading Hatred on Social Media Arrested: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Friday that during an important operation last night 32 activists of a banned outfit had been arrested. In a tweet,the minister said these people were spreading hatred through fake social media accounts. He said that big action against those spreading fake news and propaganda […]


Federal Investigation Authority arrests 12 men for running Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s social media campaigns

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Federal Investigation Authority’s or FIA Cyber Crime wing has launched a crackdown against defunct Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s or TLP social media accounts. At least 12 people were arrested during the simultaneous operation in Lahore, Faisalabad, Nankana Sahab, Islamabad and elsewhere in Punjab, said FIA. The suspects, FIA said, were involved in posting ‘doctored images and fake […]


FIA MOVES AGAINST ACTIVE BANNED OUTFIT’S SUPPORTERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched a crackdown against people involved in promoting banned outfit Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on social media platforms, ARY NEWS reported. The FIA teams have become active after the federal government has decided to crackdown against the banned outfit over violent clashes in Punjab that led to the martyrdom of […]


Dawn News bars staff from running YouTube channels

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ISLAMABAD—Aurora Broadcasting Services (Pvt.) Limited, which manages DawnNews TV, has issued a comprehensive guideline prohibiting staff members from running YouTube channels or contributing to other publications and news blogs. In an email message to all employees, the TV management stated: “As per employment terms any gainful employment or activity that may be in conflict with […]


The Islamabad High Court terms TikTok ban as violation of constitutional rights

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday made the observation that apparently banning the video-sharing platform TikTok is a violation of the rights, enshrined in the country’s Constitution. A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed this while hearing a petition moved against the banning of TikTok. During the hearing, IHC […]


TikTok removes 9.85m videos of Pakistan over guidelines violation

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ISLAMABAD: With 9.85 million videos removed, Pakistan ranks second in the world for the largest number of videos taken down from the TikTok platform over violation of Community Guidelines during April-June 2021. The world’s leading short-form video platform on Thursday released its global Community Guidelines Enforcement Report, highlighting that 81.51 million videos were removed globally […]


Information Technology Ministry notifies rules to regulate social media platforms

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ISLAMABAD   – Federal Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication on Thursday issued a gazette notification of the revised Social Media Rules 2021, after which it has become mandatory for all social media institutions to abide by it. In this regard, Federal Minister for IT Syed Aminul Haq said that state of Pakistan had a responsibility […]


The foreign office removes ‘Wi-Fi’ to block data leakage in social media

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ISLAMABAD   – The foreign office has removed official internet facility “WiFi” from its premises in order to block the leakage of information and documents to social media. There were two main WiFi servers in new and old block from where internet signal has been disconnected. Each floor of the foreign office has WiFi facility which […]


Punjab government bars teachers from using social media

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LAHORE: The Punjab government has barred college teachers from using social media platforms and speaking to the conventional media. The Directorate of Public Instructions (DPI) Colleges, Punjab has issued directions on the use of the social media by government servants to all public sector divisional director colleges and principals. A notification includes directions to ban […]


Rs 500 m fine if companies fail to block ‘content’

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ISLAMABAD: The social media companies could face a penalty of up to Rs500 million if they fail to comply with the directions of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for blocking online content. The federal cabinet already approved “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Contents (Procedures, Oversight and Safeguard) Rules 2021” and now the Ministry of […]