Tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter gives a strong threat to Pakistan government

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Tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter gives a strong threat to Pakistan government

ISLAMABAD - Tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter gives a strong threat to Pakistan government.

With the passage of Citizens Protection Rules link (Against Online Harm), Pakistan’s government envisaged exercising significant influence on tech giants like Facebook, Google, Twitter and others.

However, the joint response from Asian Internet Coalition (AIC) might have rattled the Pakistani government as they have threatened to abandon their services in Pakistan, sending 70 million internet users into digital darkness.

While tech companies claim that they are not against the regulation of social media in order to curb spread of fake news, the way in which these regulations have been enacted has made AIC members re-evaluate their willingness to operate in Pakistan. ------------------------------

Tech companies have communicated their apprehensions through a collective letter link to the Prime Minister, Imran Khan.

The letter terms the latest set of regulations as vague and arbitrary in nature and in contradiction to the Prime Minister’s vision of digital Pakistan.

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