Misuse of social media | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

Social media — helpful or harmful?

Pakistan Press Foundation

Does social media improve communications? Has social media’s personal and professional impact been advantageous or detrimental? The predicament here is that there is no right or wrong answer. It is difficult to take a rigid stance on the benefits or disadvantages of social media because this particular argument comprises several grey areas. From a professional […]

Digital Media , , , , ,


Quantifying hate speech in cyberspace

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: The 63-page study on hate speech in Pakistani cyberspace, launched by Bytes for All on Saturday, attempts to define and quantify the content and extent of hate speech in Pakistani cyberspace and has been authored by digital journalist Jahanzaib Haque, who is the editor of Dawn’s web edition. It defines hate speech as “speech […]

Digital Media , , , ,


Islamabad police to open accounts on social media

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The 21st century is known as an age of technology and one of the most important types of new technology is the social media. Recognising its importance, the Islamabad police have decided to use social media as a communication tool for disseminating the information to public and getting recommendations from them to further improve […]

Digital Media , , , , ,


How social media can prove to be a menace

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Social networking websites are now widely used by youngsters. According to a survey conducted by a youth centre, youngsters spend more than two hours every day visiting various social networking websites. There are many disadvantages of using them. Teenagers often only get hooked to social networking websites as these help them provide the latest […]

Digital Media , , ,


Social media threat

Pakistan Press Foundation

Sir: The social media is the largest interconnecting network around the world today. It can connect millions of people at a time but it also has plenty of disastrous impacts on youngsters. Social media is now becoming a serious security and moral threat for our teenagers and their parents. Misuse of social media has initiated […]

Digital Media , , , ,


The police and social media

Pakistan Press Foundation

THE chief minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, recently urged policemen to utilise social networking sites to reach out to the public during emergencies. We have commonly seen that in developing societies the institution of the police lacks the initiative to make optimum use of technology and social media. Extremist groups fight simultaneously at the physical level […]

Digital Media , , , , , ,