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Minister informs Senate PTA blocked 6,418 URLs on spreading faux information

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Data Know-how and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque on Friday stated that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked 6,418 Uniform Useful resource Locators (URLs) concerned in spreading faux information.

In a written reply to the query of Senator Bahramand Khan Tangi, he stated the URLs had been blocked following the complaints lodged by stakeholders together with organizations, normal public and proactive search pertaining to spreading of pretend information on Social Media.

He stated PTA instantly acquired complaints, nevertheless, Social Media platforms normally don’t entertain requests of regulators as regards to elimination of defamatory content material and encourage the customers to immediately report such points.

Apart from, they, choose direct communication with the complainants with a view to search related clarification (if any) for the aim of efficient decision of the matter.

Furthermore, Social Media platforms together with Fb and Twitter have been directed to place in place correct strict mechanism in order that the customers are usually not capable of simply create accounts till sure verifications/necessities are fulfilled by the account creator.

In the identical context, Social Media platforms supply verification of accounts owned and operated by public figures, in order forestall misuse of their credential by miscreants.

Sharing particulars of blocked websites, he stated 104 faux hyperlinks of dailymotion have been blocked from out of 107; 2,105 hyperlinks of Fb from out of three,214;113 hyperlinks of Instagram from out of 140; 1,401 hyperlinks of others from out of two,663 hyperlinks of which the complaints have been acquired; 46 hyperlinks of Tik Tok have been blocked from out of fifty; 2,227 hyperlinks of Twitter from out of 8,413; 422 hyperlinks of YouTube from out of 857 have been blocked.

 

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