KL NEWS NETWORK
Pakistan has decided to contact Facebook administration to discuss the issue regarding censorship on posts highlighting the Indian forces’ brutality on unarmed people Kashmir, Dunya News reported on Thursday.
During weekly press briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nasfees Zakaria stated that Pakistan will present its reservations on the matter.
Academics and activists have accused Facebook of censoring posts about Kashmir as a curfew in the region extended into its 21st day following unrest that has left more than 50 protesters dead.
Facebook users posting on the violence in Kashmir in Britain, the US, India and Pakistan told news agencies their posts had been removed or their profiles permanently deleted by the Silicon Valley giant citing “violation of community standards”.
Even, Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi’s personal account was suspended for three days over a post praising Burhan Wani.
According to Facebook data, India ranks second only to the US for the number of requests for user data and content restriction made every year to the company.
Wide-scale protests against Indian rule have flared across the Muslim-majority territory since the killing on July 8 of popular militant commander Burhan Wani.