PTA issues notices to Google, Wikipedia for disseminating ‘sacrilegious content’

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued notices to Google Inc. and Wikipedia for spreading blasphemous content through their platforms. The PTA after receiving several complaints regarding “misleading search results associated with Present Khalifa of Islam and unauthentic version of Holy Quran on the Google Play Store”, has approached the authorities “to immediately remove the unlawful content.”

In a Tweet, the PTA called the matter serious. A notice under the Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguard) Rules, 2020 have been issued to the platform to remove the blasphemous content to avoid any legal action.

If the platforms fail to follow the instructions, PTA will take further action under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 (PECA) and Rules 2020.

Source: Samaa TV