Facebook has published Government Data request report for year 2017 from January to June. The report actually comprises of different request globally from all over the world. No doubt, Pakistan Govt Request to Facebook for Restricting Content Rise Sharply.
To see the Detailed report from Facebook Click Here.
Pakistan’s Government request for restricting content sharply increased as compared to last year. Based on legal requests from the Pakistan Telecom Authority and Federal Investigation Agency, Facebook restricted access to items that were alleged to violate local laws prohibiting blasphemy and condemnation of the country’s independence.
Pakistan Govt Request to Facebook for Restricting Content Rise Sharply
Government of Pakistan has made 1,039 requests for total request. Out of total request 1,512 users accounts were requested fro access. Facebook has revealed to respond around 63% of total requests.
We apply a rigorous approach to every government request we receive to protect the information of the people who use our services. So, we scrutinize each request for legal sufficiency, no matter which country is making the request, and challenge those that are deficient or overly broad. We do not provide governments with “back doors” or direct access to people’s information
Previously Government of Pakistan had decided to block Facebook however a team from Facebook payed visit to Pakistan for negotiations. Later on PTA and Facebook Joined hands to Block Blasphemous URL’s in Pakistan.