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3Novices:How Pakistan’s ‘communication war’ is silencing critics and journalists, and failing to shut down banned organisations

It’s dusk. The shadows of three men brandishing assault rifles welcome the reader to the Facebook page of Lashkar-e-Islam, one of 65 organisations that are banned in Pakistan, either because of terrorist links or for being purveyors of sectarian hate.
Still more than 40 of these groups operate and flourish on social media sites, communicating on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Telegram, according to a senior official with Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) who is tasked…
July 11, 2017 at 02:22PM http://ift.tt/2ud5ZsH
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