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This BBC Asian Network Tweet Left Maajid Fuming

This BBC Asian Network Tweet Left Maajid Fuming

Facebook has been asked by the Government of Pakistan to meet with them regarding reservations about content on the social media site. Earlier this week Paki...

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Comment by Stephen on April 14, 2017 at 4:28pm

AFP/Karen Bleier/Getty Images Facebook should not give in to Pakistan’s repressive efforts to control dissent.

AFP/Karen Bleier/Getty Images Facebook should not give in to Pakistan’s repressive efforts to control dissent.

Editorial: Facebook must reject Pakistani blasphemy demand

The rulers of Pakistan have stepped up a campaign against blasphemy. That’s frightening news from an Islamic nation where insulting the official religion is a capital crime.

From an American perspective, this would merely be a distant nation’s horror but for one thing: Silicon Valley’s tech industry.

As part of the crackdown, Pakistani leaders have asked executives of Facebook and Twitter to help them help root out people who post blasphemous material on social media sites from anywhere in the world.

Facebook has not commented publicly on the issue, but a Pakistani official says the company will be sending a team to discuss the government’s request. More recently, Pakistan’s Interior Ministry claimed Facebook’s administrators have been blocking and removing blasphemous content.

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