ISLAMABAD: The government authorities, while acting on the request of Islamabad Police, have blocked more than 100 social media accounts for allegedly promoting sectarianism, anti-state, terrorist, and anti-Islam activities.
According to a news item published in local daily, the ICT police officers said that, so far, 106 social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have been blocked through the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
The step was taken in response to the findings of the Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) of capital police’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), police officers said.
“The PVE is monitoring the individual’s social media accounts involved in different illegal activities, including sectarianism, anti-state, terrorism, and anti-Islam.”
So far, the unit had recommended to block 203 accounts — 164 Twitter, 38 Facebook, and one YouTube, of which 106 had been blocked by now, the officers said.
In this regard, separate requests were sent by the Counter-Terrorism Department to the FIA for the closure of each account with the details, along with screenshots of illegal activities.