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Over 19,000 social media accounts taken down for spreading terrorism, inciting hate: NACTA

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  • Google, Fb, Twitter takedown 19,727 accounts concerned in spreading hate, terrorism.
  • 9,633 pages had been spreading spiritual hatred, whereas 10,094 accounts had been selling terrorism.
  • NACTA says 5 web sites, spreading terrorism-related materials, had been additionally blocked.

Nationwide Counter Terrorism Authority stated 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 had been spreading spiritual hatred, whereas 10,094 social media accounts had been selling terrorism and had been blocked on the request of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, NACTA stated.

NACTA stated 5 web sites, spreading terrorism-related materials, had been additionally blocked, including a complete of 24,038 social media-related complaints had been filed in 2020.

The event comes after companies of social media platforms Twitter, Fb, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Telegram had been blocked for 4 hours in Pakistan on April 16.

“In order to maintain public order and safety, access to certain social media applications has been restricted temporarily,” PTA had stated in its clarification relating to the suspension of companies.

Federal Minister for Info Fawad Chaudhry had regretted the blockage of social media websites throughout the nation from 11am to 3pm, promising that he’ll strive his greatest that the measure shouldn’t be taken once more sooner or later.

“I regret the three-hour suspension of social media and seek an apology over it,” Chaudhry stated in an announcement on Friday.

“Every effort will be made to prevent a shutdown of social media in the future,” stated the federal minister. 

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