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Court moved for action over social media posts likening corrupt politicians to donkeys

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A lawyer has approached a session’s court seeking directives for the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to act against social media posts “harming the dignity of animals” by likening corrupt politicians to donkeys. Sarwan Bhatti filed an application naming the additional director and in-charge of the FIA Cyber Crime Circle as official respondents. He stated that […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) takes up matter with Twitter

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has taken up the matter of blocking of official accounts of Pakistan embassies with Twitter. The PTA spokesperson said that on the issue of India blocking official Twitter accounts of Pakistan embassies and of other notable figures in its country, the Authority has taken up the matter with Twitter. The […]


Pakistan urges Twitter to restore its accounts in India

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Pakistan has urged social media website Twitter to restore its official accounts banned in India, terming the move by New Delhi as alarming and in violation of international norms. Several Twitter accounts, including that of Pakistani missions aboard, were withheld in India at New Delhi’s request. The Foreign Office confirmed that the official Twitter handles […]


India bans Twitter accounts of several Pakistani embassies, journalists

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MOFA terms India’s move “deeply concerning”. Says Pakistan is urging Twitter to restore restricted embassies’ accounts. Twitter handles of Murtaza Ali Shah, Rana Ayub and CJ Werleman withheld. India has blocked the flow of information to the country’s Twitter by banning the official accounts of several Pakistani embassies, journalists and some prominent personalities on the […]


Social media gang professing black magic smashed

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MUZAFFARGARH: A couple of weeks ago, several YouTube channels offering black magic to win over the power of witchcraft were doing a roaring business in terms of subscriptions, views, reviews and paid subscriptions for the complete course of the magic world. One such channel attracted more than 200,000 subscribers by offering simple tricks to learn […]


Social media activist, journalist goes missing from Karachi

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KARACHI: A journalist and social media activist reportedly went missing from the city’s Clifton area on Friday, while his friends and family claimed he was picked up by law enforcement agencies from his residence. Arsalan Ahmed, who has remained associated with channels such as Geo, Abb Tak, Business Plus and A-Plus, is currently working as […]


Habib Bank Limited (HBL) provides payment services on whatsApp

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KARACHI: HBL becomes the first bank in Pakistan to launch “full feature” banking services on WhatsApp. The facility has been developed in partnership with leading cloud communication service provider E.Ocean. HBL’s conversational banking was made available to its clients through E.Ocean’s WhatsApp business platform in 2021. To use the service, HBL clients need to initiate […]


1,360 social media influencers recruited in KP

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial government has recruited around 1,360 social media influencers (SMIs). The newly recruited SMIs will counter fake news and negative propaganda against the PTI-led provincial government. They will also create awareness at grassroots level about the reforms being carried out by the government in the public interest. An amount of Rs736 million […]


Why is free expression being criminalized, asks Justice Isa

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The Supreme Court has raised several questions regarding the interpretation of Section 20 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amended) Ordinance (PECA) that criminalized defamation. Headed by Justice Qazi Faez Isa, a two-judge bench, while granting leave to appeal against the March 9 LHC rejection of a plea seeking to quash the FIR lodged by […]


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 […]