Radio Pakistan reported on Monday that Facebook had blocked their live streaming based on the Kashmir issue.
The news bulletin report about raising voice against continued atrocities, curfew and military lockdown in Indian occupied Kashmir by Pakistan’s Broadcasting Corporation (PCB) was blocked by Facebook.
Radio Pakistan shared a screenshot on their website that showed a warning message from Facebook, saying that “your post goes against our Community Standards on dangerous individuals and organisations.”
As per the warning, it could be seen that the warning was levied on posts related to Kashmir. One was of the freedom fighter
Burhan Muzaffar Wani and another was of a “mujahid commander Zakir Musa”
Radio Pakistan, which is a part of the PBC, said that it has made “alternate arrangements on YouTube for live streaming for its viewers.”
It is for the first time that the social media activity of a government page has been blocked in Pakistan. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has approached both Facebook and Twitter and lodged complaints against their actions.
PTA has also set up a helpline for users if they face suspension of accounts.