Baztab News

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.

Original Link: http://www.afghanistantimes.af/motit-to-likely-block-facebook-in-afghanistan/

Open Original News

More from Afghanistan Times

  • Seven martyred in MoTIT terrorist attack 9 Hour

    By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: At least seven people including three security forces were martyred in a terrorist attack on the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (MoTIT) Saturday morning,

  • Clashes at the gates of Kunduz city: Local officials 9 Hour

    AT News Reports KABUL: Local officials in northern Kunduz province blame the government for not paying attention to the security situation in the provincial city, saying that the clashes were now at the

  • Karzai concerned over government’s carelessness on night raids 9 Hour

    AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned night raids against civilians in Ghazni province’s district of Gilan and the district of Nerkh in the neighboring province of Wardak,

  • ED: Talks revoked; Kabul relative calm shattered 10 Hour

    A fresh round of violence gripped Afghanistan’s capital city where blasts near Ministry of Telecommunication shattered relative calm days in which numerous deadly attacks were carried out. It occurred

  • 250 dead, 300 injured in recent floods across Afghanistan 10 Hour

    AT News Report KABUL: At least 250 people have died and 300 more wounded by the flash floods recently targeted different provinces including the capital Kabul, an official said Saturday. Najib Aqa Fahim,

  • Clerics say govt. responsible for damaging peace process 1 Day

    AT News Report KABUL: Religious scholars say that the peace process was the victim of government’s political goals. These clerics said on Friday in the eastern province of Nangarhar that also there were

  • Doha peace talks revoked over delegation row 1 Day

    AT News Report KABUL: The much-anticipated and the most critical peace talks between Afghan delegation and Taliban members have been revoked due to disagreement by Qatari government over who should attend.

  • Imran Khan hints at establishing cancer hospital in Afghanistan 1 Day

    AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said he will ask the management of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital to establish cancer hospital in Afghanistan. Addressing a rally

Latest News:

Loading