The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Sunday requested social media platforms to instantly block all content material associated to what it termed the “sacrilegious” movie titled “Lady in Heaven”.
The authority, in an announcement, stated that conserving in view “different reports” relating to the film and its “sacrilegious content”, social media platforms together with YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, have been directed “for immediate blocking of all content related to the said movie from their platforms”.
It stated that thus far, 336 hyperlinks containing promotional materials of the film have been reported to the completely different social media platforms.
PTA sends notices to Google, Wikipedia
On December 25, PTA stated it has despatched notices to tech large Google and on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia for disseminating “sacrilegious content” by way of the platforms.
In a press launch, the regulator stated that it was performing in opposition to Google after receiving “complaints regarding misleading search results associated with ‘Present Khalifa of Islam’ and unauthentic version of Holy Quran uploaded on Google Play Store”.
PTA stated that it has approached Google with the directives “to immediately remove the unlawful content” because it was a matter of a “very serious nature”.
It additionally stated that it had acquired complaints in opposition to Wikipedia for “hosting of caricatures of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and dissemination of misleading, wrong, deceptive and deceitful information through articles portraying Mirza Masroor Ahmad as a Muslim”.
The authority stated that it has served Wikipedia a discover after “extensive communication” to take away the “sacrilegious content to avoid any legal action”.