Pakistan among top countries where Facebook restricted most content

KARACHI: Pakistan ranked second within the checklist of nations the place social media big Fb restricted most content material.

The whole content material curbed in Pakistan by the platform doubled between July and December 2018, in keeping with Fb’s newest transparency report launched on Friday.

As per particulars, 4,174 gadgets have been restricted in Pakistan through the second half of 2018, as in comparison with 2,203 items from the primary half of the 12 months.

In keeping with the breakdown of the content material restricted in Pakistan, Fb suspended 3,811 posts, 343 pages and teams, 10 profiles and one album. On Instagram, the platform restricted a complete of 9 gadgets — seven posts and two accounts.

The large stated the content material was curbed in Pakistan for violating native legal guidelines prohibiting blasphemy, anti-judiciary content material, defamation, and condemnation of the nation’s independence.

India tops the checklist of nations with 17,713 gadgets restricted by Fb, whereas Pakistan stood second adopted by Brazil with 4,026 restricted gadgets.—INP

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