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Pak approaches FB, Twitter over suspension of accounts ‘in support of Kashmir’

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Kashmiri refugees in Pakistan-administered Kashmir take part in an anti-Indian protest rally in Muzaffarabad on Sunday. AFP

Pakistani officials on Sunday said they have taken up the suspension of Pakistani social media accounts that posted messages in support of Kashmir with social networking giants Facebook and Twitter, local media reported.

"Pakistan authorities have taken up the case with Twitter and Facebook against suspending Pakistani accounts for posting in support of Kashmir," Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor was quoted as saying by the Dawn.

Ghafoor reportedly urged social media users to share information about accounts that have been suspended already.

He also added that the reason behind the suspension of social media accounts was Indian employees working at the regional headquarters of the social media giants.

Facebook has the highest number of fact-checking partners in India, followed by the US, said data from the Poynter Institute, according to the report.

 

 

 

Indo-Asian News Service