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Reviewing Peca

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The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act or Peca has been under discussion since it was passed by the previous PML-N government in 2016. One of its clauses has now come under debate in the Meesha Shafi case that a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan is hearing. This pertains to the criminal proceedings […]


Cyber bullying

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angering or targeting people on social media, gaming platforms or messaging platforms. Nowadays most of the people are involved in cyber bullying either intentionally or unintentionally. Particularly, people who are involved intentionally in this crime leak private videos or photos of others, make memes on others through use of digital technologies. On the other hand, […]


Facebook fails again to detect hate speech in ads

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The test couldn’t have been much easier — and Facebook still failed. Facebook and its parent company Meta flopped once again in a test of how well they could detect obviously violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform by the nonprofit groups Global Witness and Foxglove. The hateful messages focused on Ethiopia, where […]


Two held for displaying weapon on social media

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Jalilabad police have arrested two youngsters for uploading videos on social media while holding weapons in their hands during separate raids conducted here on Thursday. According to police sources, accused Muhammad Shah Zaman and Shakeel Aziz uploaded videos on social media while holding weapons in their hands violating the government orders regarding ban on display […]


Over half of Pakistani YouTube channels’ viewership based abroad

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ISLAMABAD: More than 55 per cent of the viewership of Pakistani YouTube channels comes from outside the country, indicating that content created by local You Tubers is highly popular all across the globe, Google’s Country Director for Pakistan Farhan Qureshi said on Wednesday. “More than 300 Pakistani channels on YouTube have more than one million […]


Twitter suspends PM’s official Arabic-language Twitter account

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ISLAMABAD: Twitter has suspended the official Twitter account of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif launched in Arabic. Shahbaz Sharif’s Arabic-language Twitter handle was activated last night but has now been suspended for a few hours. The purpose of activating the Twitter account of the Prime Minister of Pakistan in Arabic language is to strengthen relations and […]


Suspect behind retired army officials’ fake Twitter accounts arrested

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ISLAMABAD: A man allegedly behind the fake Twitter accounts run by the names of retired army officials has been arrested, Geo News reported on Wednesday. Sources privy to the matter said the bogus accounts on the micro-blogging site were aimed at creating divide and differences among the officers of the Pakistan Army on a political basis. While […]


‘Rameez Raja’ arrested in Peshawar for ‘impersonating’ PM Shehbaz Sharif

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A person who was using a Twitter account with the username Rameez Raja Live was traced for making a fake account in the name of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Digital Media Abubakar Umer on Monday revealed that the person behind the fake account has been traced and a case has […]


Any Social Media Post against Constitution Can’t Be Allowed, Says Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb Monday said that the government fully believes in independence of social media as the Constitution of Pakistan protects the rights of citizens and freedom of expression. Talking to a six-member delegation led by TikTok Regional Head of Asia Pacific in Islamabad, she said that the […]


PTA takes down fake Twitter handles impersonating army officers

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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked two fake Twitter handles associated with two retired officers of the Pakistan Army, promoting narrative of a political party. According to sources, the Twitter accounts of Major General (retd) Faisal Mushtaq and Major General (retd) Asghar turned out to be fake. The accounts are being run by a […]


Two held in Lahore for sharing blasphemous content

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two people for allegedly sharing blasphemous content on social media. The FIA cybercrime Lahore has booked Muhammad Usama and Maisham Abbas under sections 295-C (use of derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), 295-B (defiling of Holy Quran), 109 (abetment), 120-B (liable to punishment for offence committed within […]


Sindh’s social media users spreading anti-state material to face action

KARACHI: The provincial government on Friday assigned premier security agencies the task to comb out those who are spreading ‘venomous material’ on social media and ‘brainwashing’ youngsters against the state and its institutions. Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took the decision while presiding over the 27th Apex Committee meeting which was attended among others […]


Muhammad Abubakar Appointed PM’s Focal Person on Digital Media

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Muhammad Abubakar Umer has been appointed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s focal person on digital media on an honorary basis. In 2019-2020, Abubakar acquired a master’s degree in Communications Governance from the London School of Economics as a Chevening Scholar. Since then, he has been working with the Institute for Art and Culture as the lead […]


Court refers social media rules to National Assembly speaker for review

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday referred the social media rules to the National Assembly speaker for review and to make necessary amendments to ensure freedom of expression. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah resumed hearing on the identical petitions filed against the social media rules introduced by the previous Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government. […]