Facebook to Launch Digital Literacy Programs in Pakistan to Monitor Online Harassment

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Facebook is considering to launch Digital Literacy Programs in Pakistan in 2020, partnering with local bodies like the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF).

These programs will educate the users about the safe usage of social media platforms as well as reporting mechanisms.

Most of the content on Facebook is actually restricted in Pakistan, still many of the harassment cases went unreported.

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This mostly happen because users are unknown to the reporting mechanism though policies at the Social network are very effective.

Facebook disclosed this news at an awareness talk held this Thursday in Islamabad where the title of the discussion was “Creating Safe Online Spaces: Safety for Women”. The speaker contributed by saying that use of social media is becoming more and more restrictive for women. And the need or challenge of ensuring the safety of social media user is increasing day by day.

Regardless of gender, the surge of harassment case and reluctance in reporting has led the network to introduce these literacy programs in Pakistan. They will help the audience in rectifying the content and reported it accordingly.

Facebook has zero tolerance policy against children exploitation and teenage users. The head of safety policy of the region Asia-Pacific added:

“This year, over five million pieces on child exploitation were removed globally and 99 per cent were detected by the artificial intelligence tools,” by Ms. Amber Hawkes.

Even the types of cases were discussed by the head of DRF Program, Shmyla Khan. Online threats faced by Pakistani women include; non-consensual use of intimate images, extortion and blackmailing, accessing/hacking private data, graphic threats of violence and abusive comments and even trolling. The cases are not limited to women and children but also men.

The online harassment cases do limit the number of female users and there is a vivid difference of 43% between the two genders. Female being the lesser one. To know more about these digital literacy programs by Facebook you can also visit the link given below.

Facebook is considering to launch digital literacy programs in Pakistan in 2020, in partnership with local legal bodies like the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF).

These programs will educate the users about the safe usage of social media platforms as well as reporting mechanisms.

Most of the content on Facebook is actually restricted in Pakistan, still many of the harassment cases went unreported.

This mostly happen because users are unknown to the reporting mechanism though policies at the Social network are very effective.

Facebook disclosed this news at an awareness talk held this Thursday in Islamabad where the title of the discussion was “Creating Safe Online Spaces: Safety for Women”. The speaker contributed by saying that use of social media is becoming more and more restrictive for women. And the need or challenge of ensuring the safety of social media user is increasing day by day.

Regardless of gender, the surge of harassment case and reluctance in reporting has led the network to introduce these literacy programs in Pakistan. They will help the audience in rectifying the content and reported it accordingly.

Facebook has zero tolerance policy against children exploitation and teenage users across its network including Instagram. The head of safety policy of the region Asia-Pacific added:

“This year, over five million pieces on child exploitation were removed globally and 99 per cent were detected by the artificial intelligence tools,” by Ms. Amber Hawkes.

Even the types of cases were discussed by the head of DRF Program, Shmyla Khan. Online threats faced by Pakistani women include; non-consensual use of intimate images, extortion and blackmailing, accessing/hacking private data, graphic threats of violence and abusive comments and even trolling. The cases are not limited to women and children but also men.

The online harassment cases do limit the number of female users and there is a vivid difference of 43% between the two genders. Female being the lesser one.

Do you guys think such programs will help our online community and some type of regulation will be implemented? Share you views in the comments below.

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