PTA demands strict action from Twitter against false anti-Pakistan propaganda

PTA on Thursday, demanded Twitter administration to take strict action against accounts involved in false anti-Pakistan propaganda.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) urged Twitter administration to ensure strict action against accounts spreading fake news and false propaganda against Pakistan.

“In wake of current smear campaign of spreading false and baseless information targeting Pakistan, its cities and institutions, PTA has stressed upon Twitter to effectively block handles involved in the campaign,” read the press-release issued by PTA.

PTA has approached Twitter administration to immediately sensitize its moderation teams and ensure that the platform is not used as a propaganda tool for spreading fake information, it added.

Furthermore, PTA highlighted that a large number of accounts who in-fact are verified, are involved in propagation of untrue stories and are still operating with immunity.

PTA has sought immediate action against such accounts in accordance with Twitter’s own guidelines and policies.

The development comes as earlier, several Twitter accounts – most of them originating from India, were found extensively propagating and spreading false information and propaganda claiming ‘civil war like situation’ in Pakistan.