The government said on Sunday that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to ban Islamic content on the site, warning of an increase in radicalization among Muslims.
In a letter published on Twitter by the Pakistani government, Imran Khan said that “Islamophobia” is encouraging extremism and violence worldwide, especially through social media platforms such as Facebook.
Khan said: “I will ask you to adopt a similar ban on Islamophobia and hate the Facebook Islamic organization you set up for the Holocaust.”
Facebook said this month that it will update its hate speech policy to prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust.
Khan said: “A person cannot send such a message. Although the hatred message towards some people is unacceptable, the hatred message towards others is acceptable, adding that it is “prejudice and prejudice that will encourage Further radicalization”.
In response to Khan’s call, a Facebook spokeswoman told Reuters that the company opposes all forms of hatred and does not allow attacks based on race, race, ethnicity, or religion.
The spokesperson said in an email statement: “As soon as we learn about hate speech, we will delete it.” He added that the company has “more work to do”.
Khan mentioned the situation in France in his letter. He said that Islam is related to terrorism.
Khan said earlier on Sunday that French President Emmanuel Macron encouraged the display of the prophet Muhammad’s cartoons to “attack Islam”.
Before Khan’s comments, Macron paid tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded by an Islamic radical who wanted revenge for using cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in his freedom of speech class.
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