A working mechanism has been formalized by the government of Pakistan with the social networking giants including YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
Government officials privy to the development said with this agreement, content that is considered blasphemous or insensitive towards religion can be removed from social media.
After intensive efforts by the government on the matter the deal was made possible. The government wanted to stop illicit and insensitive content against religious figures of Islam and other religions.
Also, it was unveiled that the social media giants have been directed to open Pakistan offices and register themselves with the government.
This will empower the Pak government to regulate and penalize Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook content if they do not meet the government directives in this regard.
Also, if social networking sites do not comply, the government will have the power to fine them up to 500 million rupees.
In another article, we informed our readers that by March 2020, Google is planning to discontinue YouTube’s older desktop interface. Three years after introducing the newer version, Google has decided to discontinue the older one.