Pakistan Prime minister call on Facebook to ban Islamophobic content on its platform, warning of spike in radicalisation amongst Muslims,hours after he accuse French President for “attacking Islam”.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also pointed out on twitter on sunday that growing Islamophobia is encouraging extremism and violence globally, especially in numerous social media platform. Asking to place similar ban on Islamophobia and hate against Islam for that is put in the place of holocaust.
This month, Facebook claimed that it will update to exclude of hate speeches and start a policy to ban content that denied the holocaust.
According to Prime Minister Imran Khan the hate contents are reflective of prejudice and bias that encourages further radicalisation.
According to Facebook’s last transparency repost from sic months starting from December 2019 shows that Pakistan is the second highest in requesting to curb content after Russia. Facebook also requested that maximum people from Pakistan asked to ban Islamophobic content in comparison to rest of the muslim dominating countries.
Imran Khan also referred to the situation in France where people claim “Islam is root cause of terrorism”. He also said the French President Emmanuel Macron had ” Attacked Islam” through the display of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad.
Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan comments came after Macron paid tribute to the French history teacher beheaded by an Islamist radical who wanted to avenge the use of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad in a class on freedom of expresssions.
Pakistan and Turkey have developed a close tie on the topic of Islamophobia. Tens of thousands of people protested in Pakistan last month when the cartoons republished by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.