LEGAL

The government is mulling forming a special task force to check social media campaigns against the army.

2023-03-24
The government is mulling forming a special task force to check social media campaigns against the army.

The government is considering developing a special task force to check social media campaigns against the army.

 

The proposed task force will be made up of representatives from the National Database and Registration Authority, Pakistan Telecom Authority, and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) (Nadra). The police and other law enforcement authorities will support the planned task group as it formulates suggestions to stop social media abuse.

 

In the recent past, a number of social media movements demonising the army and its officers have gained popularity.

 

Eight TikTok accounts, 44 Twitter accounts, and more than 50 Facebook accounts have allegedly been linked to 'against army' efforts on social media, according to a spokesperson for the interior ministry.