PTA received more than 1,200,000 complaints including 134,000 against facebook. PTA blocked over 1,135,000 IDs for posting ‘illegal’ content and involvement in a smear campaign against state institutions. More than 11 lakh IDs blocked involved in illegal content and negative campaign against institutions on social media platform.
Furthermore, the regulator received 65,122 complaints for posting ‘immoral’ content on TikTok and blocked 63,000 IDs after review. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) removed More than 36,000 videos from YouTube. While Twitter blocked 31,860 IDs on the complaints.
Taking to Twitter, PTA said that continued efforts by the authority and telecom operators to restore connectivity in flood affected areas has resulted in further reduction of non-functional sites count to 163. “Work is in progress for complete restoration of telecom services in flood affected areas on top priority,” it said.