Thousands of complaints have been lodged with the FIA Cyber Crime regarding objectionable content on social media.
The FIA has received more than 10,000 complaints regarding objectionable content on social media, and the lack of control over objectionable content on various sites by national agencies has hampered the investigation.
According to sources, social media sites have their own rules on which the FIA is helpless, it is not certain to get records from these companies after receiving complaints, in case of non-receipt of records, source of upload, and other technical support However, suggestions were sought from the federal government to make the Cyber Act 2016 more stringent and effective.
The FIA has begun developing proposals to address the issue, with harsh and non-bailable penalties largely preventing objectionable content.
It is important to mention that last month PTA sought to reach out to YouTube in order to remove hateful content from the platform in Pakistan, the Google-owned platform did not respond to the request in a few weeks and PTA tried again two weeks ago for the similar request and no action was taken by the US-based company. The inert behavior by the social media giants like YouTube and others could lead to strong and unfavorable decisions by the government, the supreme court of Pakistan has already hinted banning YouTube in Pakistan.