Fawad Chaudhry urges YouTube, WhatsApp to combat hate mongering

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry urged tech giants YouTube and WhatsApp to combat hate mongering, two days after Twitter suspended Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s handle over the government’s complaint.
“It is so welcoming that giants like Twitter and Facebook are now fully committed to regulate their platforms to combat the menace of fake news and hate mongering. YouTube and WhatsApp please consider the same policy for a safer world,” Chaudhry wrote on Twitter while tweeting a link to a New York Timesarticle.

Twitter on Sunday suspended TLP chief Rizvi’s account after his party led a three-day protest against a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi – a Christian woman who had been on death row for eight years in a blasphemy case.

The demonstrations paralysed the country for three days, as agitators harassed common citizens and damaged public and private property. The TLP chief is among over a thousand booked for disruption of peace, destruction of property and blocking of roads.