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More than 1 million social media accounts blocked by PTA, Why?

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) terminated over 1.1 million social media accounts for uploading “illegal” content and waging defamation campaigns against organisations.

According to specifications, PTA blocked more than 1,135,000 IDs for uploading “illegal” content and engaging in a smear campaign against public institutions. PTA also received over 1,200,000 complaints, including 134,000 against Facebook.

According to PTA, Facebook has blocked over 112,000 fake IDs. In addition, the government received 65,122 complaints on immoral TikTok content, and 63,000 IDs were disabled as a result of the inquiry.

In response to complaints, the PTA blacklisted 31,860 Twitter IDs and removed more than 36,000 YouTube videos, according to ARY News.

The PTA previously said that it has restored telecom services in more flood-affected areas after bringing the number of non-operational sites down to 163.

PTA announced via its handle on Twitter that the organization’s and telecom companies’ continuous efforts to restore connectivity in flood-affected areas have further decreased the number of non-operational sites to 163, which is now at 163.

Additionally, according to PTA, efforts are being made to restore telecom services totally and urgently in flood-affected areas.

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