CCII Chairman stresses public awareness to prevent offensive content on social media.

ISLAMABAD -- Chairman, Council of Islamic Ideology (CCII) Dr. Qibla Ayaz Tuesday emphasized for public awareness drive in all sections of media to discourage offensive content and highlight related laws to guide future young minds.

Talking to the PTV news channel, he urged the electronic media to telecast the programs related to the biography of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) in order to respond this insolence by presenting the role of a true Muslim in light of divine commands and Sunnah.

He said that the users must report this content on social media to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) or Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony for timely handling the situation within the domain of laws and the Constitution.

The regulation of harmful speech in online spaces requires drawing a line between legitimate freedom of speech and hate speech, he added.

He said legal responsibility needs to be applied on digital platforms in relation to the distribution of illegal content, incitement to violence and...

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