[Ed. – The real news is that Facebook declined.]
Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said that a comprehensive strategy should be prepared within three days to curb character assassination through social media.
He directed Ministry of Interior officials to evolve such a system in consultation with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), so that there should not be a curb on freedom of expression and at the same time no one could misuse this right.
A statement issued here said that Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has presented a report to Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan regarding defaming high level judicial personality through a fake picture on social media.
The minister expressed his annoyance over refusal to provide required information from Facebook administration. The United States government was also contacted in that regard.
“It seems that social media is working under Freedom to Lie rather than freedom of expression,” he said.
Chaudhry Nisar said it was regrettable that Facebook Administration and American officials were not realizing sensitivity of the matter.