PTA gets 25,000 social media accounts blocked
KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has got over 25,000 social media accounts blocked on internet for making false propaganda against Pakistan.
The PTA in a statement on Monday said that the URLs were blocked by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Facebook and Twitter blocked 25,000 and 307 accounts respectively, while YouTube removed 224 videos from its site.
The telecommunication authority said that other than these links 24 websites were also blocked, Samaa.tv reported.
In March 2021, the PTA had blacklisted 367,000 computerised national identity cards from registering mobile phone SIMs. According to details, the PTA had launched crackdown against those swindling citizens out of millions of rupees online in the name of lotteries, Ehsaas Programme and Benazir Income Support Programme.