Facebook rebuffs Pakistan request to link accounts to phone numbers
Pakistan has gone to great lengths to track technology users in the name of censorship and security, but it’s not going to get very far with Facebook. The social network has turned down a government request to link phone numbers to accounts in a bid to cut back on fake accounts posting illegal content, such as sacrilegious statements. Facebook will remove fake accounts, a spokesperson tells the Express Tribune, but it also has to protect the rights of its users.We’ve asked Facebook for a full statement.
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