4,000 social media accounts blocked, 130 held for hate mongering

By: INP      Published: 11:40 PM, 5 Sep, 2020
4,000 social media accounts blocked, 130 held for hate mongering
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Punjab police have launched a crackdown on those spreading hate material on social media and arrested as many as 87 people.

According to sources in the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), Lahore, the police have also arrested 43 people under the Maintainance of Public Order (MPO) and shifted all of those arrested to the prison.

“At least 4,000 social media accounts have also been blocked for sharing the hate material,” they said, adding that 218 people have been put in the fourth schedule to monitor their activities.

It is pertinent to mention here that law enforcement authorities have taken action against those sharing violent and hate material on social media from time to time.