The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defence, headed by MNA Amjad Khan, was informed on Monday that the social media companies are not doing enough to combat cybercrime in Pakistan, on Monday, Dawn reported.

The meeting was held to overview the compliance status of social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok to curb cybercrime in liaison with the government agencies.

During the meeting, the interior secretary informed the committees that around 94,000 cybercrime complaints had been registered since last year, adding that “We are looking into every complaint and will not spare anyone”.

“The FIA’s cybercrime wing receives 260 complaints regarding anti-government, anti-religious, fake accounts and child pornography posts on a daily basis,” the secretary informed.

 

Meanwhile, the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) officials lamented that the social media companies are not showing much interest to collaborate and cooperate with local authorities. They said, “Facebook does not even bother to respond to our requests.”

Meanwhile, the PTA officials, who were also present during the meeting, informed that the authority has blocked access to almost all pornographic websites in the country, under the directions of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

“The complaints regarding blasphemy cases have also declined after effective measures,” the officials assured the committee.

While an FIA official told the committee that the department is facing trouble in training process of officials, regarding these cases. The official added that the virtual training being conducted at the moment is not yielding satisfactory results.

From : pk.mashable.com

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