Nationwide Counter Terrorism Authority stated Saturday greater than 19,000 social media had been taken down for inciting hate and spreading terrorism within the nation.
Google, Fb, and Twitter had taken down the 19,727 accounts concerned in spreading hate and terrorism, the counter-terrorism company stated.
9,633 pages have been spreading spiritual hatred, whereas 10,094 social media accounts have been selling terrorism and have been blocked on the request of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, NACTA stated.
NACTA stated 5 web sites, spreading terrorism-related materials, have been additionally blocked, including a complete of 24,038 social media-related complaints have been filed in 2020.
The event comes after companies of social media platforms Twitter, Fb, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Telegram have been blocked for 4 hours in Pakistan on April 16.
“So as to keep public order and security, entry to sure social media functions has been restricted briefly,” PTA had stated in its clarification concerning the suspension of companies.
Federal Minister for Data Fawad Chaudhry had regretted the blockage of social media websites throughout the nation from 11am to 3pm, promising that he’ll attempt his greatest that the measure just isn’t taken once more sooner or later.
“I remorse the three-hour suspension of social media and search an apology over it,” Chaudhry stated in an announcement on Friday.
“Each effort shall be made to forestall a shutdown of social media sooner or later,” stated the federal minister.