According to a report by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), thousands of anti-Islam and anti-Pakistan URLs have been blocked.
The report was submitted to the parliament by the PTA. In the report, it was mentioned that about 60000 anti-Islam URLs had been identified. Out of those more than 75% (46431) had been blocked.
Moreover, more than 20000 anti-Pakistan URLs were identified out of which almost 14000 had been blocked.
As far as sectarianist hate speech is concerned, more than 16000 URLs had been blocked.
More than 5000 URLs were also blocked for maligning the judiciary of the country.
Moreover, PTA informed that it was coordinating with the FIA to commence legal action against those posting unlawful content.
The blocking of the URLs by the PTA must be commended. In this era of 5th generation warfare, it is of utmost importance to keep a tab on the propaganda machinery prevailing on the internet and countering it effectively.
Source : Samaa