Block malicious content against superior judiciary: PTA

Staff Reporter

The Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has asked the top management of Twitter, a micro blogging platform, to immediately block and remove malicious trends and tweets vilifying the country’s superior judiciary.

According to PTA’s news released on Monday, “Twitter has particularly been informed that presence of such content and trends do not come under the definition of freedom of expression and hence must be taken down instantly as “contempt of court” [which] is one of the categories that holds high priority for the Authority.”

Twitter had also been directed to effectively and expeditiously respond to the PTA’s requests for removal of illegal and harmful online content to avoid any legal action, the Authority added.

It said that the PTA remained committed to facilitate and support digital platforms provided they remained compliant with laws of the land.

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