Google, Facebook, Twitter threaten to leave Pakistan over new social media censorship law

Google, Facebook, Twitter threaten to leave Pakistan over new social media censorship law

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With Pakistan government announcing new "draconian" rules for social media, which aims at giving blanket power to authorities to censor digital content, Information and Technology giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter have threatened to leave the country.

With Pakistan government announcing new "draconian" rules for social media, which aims at giving blanket power to authorities to censor digital content, Information and Technology giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter have threatened to leave the country.

In a statement shared with on Thursday, Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), which represents Facebook, Google and Twitter, raised its alarm over the scope of the new law targeting internet compes, as well as the government's "opaque process" by which these rules were developed.

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