*ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials said on Monday that 8,723 fake accounts on social media platforms were removed so far.*
The intelligence agency officials were briefing to a session of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology in Islamabad today.
It was told that the FIA cybercrime wing had received overall 29,577 complaints regarding social media of which 9,822 related to fake accounts.
15,433 complaints pertain to the Facebook and 6067 for Twitter, FIA officials said.
During the session, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) legislator Naz Baloch criticised authorities, saying that many fake social media pages were running on her name. She raised questions over miseries of other people if the authorities failed to control and shut fake social media accounts of a lawmaker.