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Hundreds of ‘fake’ Pakistani Twitter accounts suspended

Islamabad: Hundreds of Pakistani Twitter users on Friday complained that their accounts have been suspended.

Most of the users claimed that their accounts were suspended because they had tweeted in support of Kashmir as Pakistan expressed solidarity with the people of disputed region.

Dr Arsalan Khalid, Focal Person to Prime Minister on Digital media, also confirmed that over 200 Pakistani Twitter accounts have been suspended in last two days over tweets on Kashmir without any warning.

He said in a statement that the government is in contact with Twitter and is concerned about “this suppression of voice”. Khalid said it’s important for Twitter to explain reason for “this action for transparency.

Speaking to The Namal on the condition of anonymity a senior journalist said most of the suspended accounts were “fake”. He said that a large number of suspended accounts belonged to Pakistan’s ruling party and they were responsible for starting abusive trends.

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