A major development unfolded as a delegation from Meta, the parent company of social media giant Facebook, met with Minister of State for IT and Telecommunication, Shaza Fatima Khawaja, on Thursday. The discussion centered on the responsible use of social media platforms, marking an all-important moment in the ongoing dialogue between tech companies and government authorities.

Meta’s Initiatives On Responsible Use Of Social Media

During the meeting, the Meta delegation, represented by Dania Mukhtar, Head of Public Policy for Pakistan, and Taabeer Ather, Manager Public Policy for Pakistan, provided insights into Meta’s various initiatives in the country. They elaborated on campaigns such as the Digital Safety Campaign, Election Education Campaign, Anti-Scams Campaign, and Digital Literacy Program.

Minister Khawaja expressed appreciation for Meta’s initiatives and pledged her full support to the company’s initiatives aimed at enhancing digital safety and literacy. The display of cooperation signals a collaborative approach between the government and technology firms in addressing the challenges associated with online platforms.

Calls for Regulatory Framework

The meeting comes amidst growing calls, echoed by Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi, for a regulatory framework to govern internet free speech. Minister Naqvi emphasized the need for “better laws” to tackle issues such as misinformation and false allegations circulating on social media platforms; his remarks highlight the urgency for legislation to ensure responsible online behavior while safeguarding freedom of expression.

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