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MoTIT to likely block Facebook in Afghanistan

14 Apr 2019 Afghanistan Times

AT News Report

KABUL: Ministry of Telecommunication and Information

Technology (MoTIT) on Saturday warned blockage of Facebook within next six

months, unless the rule and regulations to be applied.

Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology

Shahzad Aryobi in a press briefing on Saturday spoke about impunity of social

media, particularly Facebook.

He told newsmen in Kabul that they will send a letter through

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to the central office of the of Facebook to

legalize using Facebook in Afghanistan.

He also talked about limitation of fake accounts as well as

users with nickname.

Meanwhile, Spokesman for MoTIT Tahir Zaland said the

ministry will block those Facebook accounts that are not accepting government

policies in the mentioned elements within six months.

“Respecting national integrity and cultural values are the

issues, which MoTIT wants take it into account by banning Facebook fake counts.”

He said that all IDs and Users of Facebook should be

registered in the country. “So far no rule and regulations had been followed or

implemented by Facebook users.”

According to him, users are misusing Facebook in their

approaches that needs to be controlled.

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