Senate in Pakistan considers resolution to ban major social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

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A resolution has been brought to the Senate in Pakistan calling for the ban of Facebook, Tik Tok, Instagram, X, and YouTube in order to protect the youth from their negative effects. The resolution is set to be debated during Monday’s session.

Despite PPP cancelling his membership, Senator Tangi has not faced any further actions against him and remains a member of the party, according to Senate records.

The resolution argues that these digital platforms are promoting norms that go against the country’s religion and culture, as well as inciting hatred based on language and religion. It also highlights the spread of fake news and propaganda against the armed forces, which is deemed detrimental to the nation’s interests.

The push for a complete ban on major social media platforms comes at a time when X (formerly Twitter) has already faced disruptions in service following backlash against the judiciary and establishment after the recent general elections.

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