The Information Technology ministry, In a bid to control ‘unchecked’ and ‘immoral’ use of social media in Pakistan, has rolled out a set of rules which will soon be applicable on both users and the social media companies.
The companies With the new rules in the offing will be deemed responsible to remove any published content which violates religious and moral values, threaten the defence of the country, spreads misinformation on public order or promotes vulgarity.
As per to the details of the latest development in the Information Technology sector, The PTA has laid out the new set of rules which the Prime Minister Imran Khan and the federal cabinet have green-lighted.
According to the sources, The new rules will crackdown on the content against Islamic values and the defence of the country.
Any posts that spread misinformation to disrupt the public order or promote immorality in the society will also be contained, The new rules will outright reject any substance that gives rise to sectarian differences in the country or which is in any way considered blasphemous in the honour of the Prophet (S.A.W.W).
As per to new rules will be relevant for all the major social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tiktok and Google Plus, The federal IT minister Syed Aminul Haque, Confirming the new development on the social media rules, said the federal cabinet approved the new regulations on social media use on October 8.
The IT minister Syed Aminul Haque further said that the ministry thoroughly analyzed the new regulations before it was sent to the cabinet for the final approval, Adding that he said the purpose behind the development is to ensure the platforms are healthy for the masses’ use and are clean of elements that seek to spread hatred and aggravation.
Following are the key feature of the new regulations:
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