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Pakistan Asks Facebook To Help Fight Blasphemy


Protests urging authorities to block social media sites spreading blasphemy have been held in Pakistan

 


 March 18th, 2017  |  08:11 AM  |   1241 views

PAKISTAN

 

Students of Islamic seminaries shout slogans during a protest urging the authorities to block social media sites that are spreading blasphemous contents, in Islamabad, Pakistan, 08 March 2017.

 

Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate "blasphemous content" posted on the social network by Pakistanis.

Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address reservations about content on the social media site, according to the interior ministry.

Blasphemy is a highly sensitive and incendiary issue in Pakistan.

Critics say blasphemy laws, which allow the death penalty in some cases, are often misused to oppress minorities.

Earlier this week Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif voiced his support for a wide-ranging crackdown on blasphemous content on social media.

In a statement on his party's official Twitter account, he described blasphemy as an "unpardonable offence".

'Should share information'

Then on Thursday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar reasserted Pakistan's determination to tackle the issue, saying he would take "any steps necessary" to make sure Pakistan's message got across.

He said he had asked officials to liaise with the FBI in the US and with social media platforms on a daily basis.

"Facebook and other service providers should share all information about the people behind this blasphemous content with us," he is quoted as saying by the Dawn newspaper.

There has been little official description of what blasphemous content has been found online so far, but in the past blasphemy accusations have ranged from depictions of the Prophet Muhammad to critiques and inappropriate references to the Koran.

But some critics say that this latest move is simply a way of cracking down on dissent.

Pakistani human rights activists hold images of bloggers who have gone missing during a protest in Islamabad on January 10, 2017.Image copyrightAFP

When five liberal bloggers and activists recently went missing, they were accused of blasphemy on social media. It is a very serious allegation in the deeply conservative nation, which can make those accused of it a target of public anger.

Analysis - Tahir Imran, BBC Urdu social media editor

In Pakistan there is a growing popular resentment to this so-called "blasphemous content" on social media, especially on Facebook.

People are often openly accused of "committing blasphemy on social media". One top security agency has openly urged the masses to report anyone who is involved in posting such material online.

Digital rights groups have expressed "serious reservations" and have called such steps "playing with the lives of innocent people".

They have also criticised Facebook "for colluding with authorities and censoring content infringing freedom of expression".

In a statement quoted by the AP news agency, Facebook said it viewed government requests with care keeping in mind "the goal of protecting the privacy and rights of our users.

"We disclose information about accounts solely in accordance with our terms of service and applicable law. A Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty or other formal request may be required for international requests, and we include these in our Government Requests Report.''

But Facebook has not yet made any public comment about a delegation being sent to Pakistan.

Pakistan has often blocked access to pornographic sites and sites with anti-Islamic content and in 2010 a Pakistani court blocked Facebook over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

 


 

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