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Facebook Rejects Pakistan’s Request to Connect Accounts With Mobile Number

Facebook Rejects Pakistan’s Request to Connect Accounts With Mobile Number




Facebook rejects Pakistan’s request to connect mobile numbers. Pakistan’s request was made in order to reduce online crimes, fraudulent activities and blasphemous content.
This step was done for the betterment of law and order situation in the country.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan requested Facebook to administration to integrate mobile numbers with Facebook profiles in Pakistan as to verify the profiles with their bio-metric data. It could ease Pakistani government in tracking the content creator.
Nisar also asked for the removal of blasphemous content present over social media, during a meeting with Joel Kaplan, VP Facebook.

Facebook Spokesperson Response

Christine Chen, Facebook’s chairperson said in a statement:

We can confirm that Pakistani officials requested that we link new Facebook accounts with an internet user’s mobile phone number to address the problem of fake accounts. We declined that request.
She also said:
We apply a strict legal process to any government request for data or content restrictions.
Source: http://techmash.pk/2017/07/15/facebo...mobile-number/
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