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Facebook deactivates Hamza Ali Abbasi’s account for being vocal about Kashmir

Pakistani theatre, film and television actor, model and director Hamza Ali Abbasi’s Facebook account is deactivated after he voiced his opinion in favor of Kashmiri rebel leader, Burhan Wani. Moreover, his FB in which he talked about Kashmir has been taken down. Hamza Ali Abbasi had talked about Burhan Wani in his post (which is now removed). He said that the assassinated leader was neither an ISI agent neither a

2nd World Internet Conference And China’s Vision For The Future

From 16-18 December, the Cyberspace Administration of China in partnership with the provincial government in Zhejiang are jointly hosting the 2nd World Internet Conference in the eastern city of Wuzhen. More than 2000 attendees from over 120 countries are participating in the conference, almost half of them foreign guests. These include government officials, international organizations, Internet companies, academics, experts, think tanks and students from local and international institutes. President Xi

Diary Of A Social Media Mujahid

Disclaimer: The following is a satire piece written by the author to inject some food-for-thought among the readers. Pakistan Insider does not in any way endorse or agree with its content. Dear Diary, After managing to sleep unevenly for 4-5 hours, I decided to wake up once again and go back to duty. It has been a rough couple of days and I haven’t been able to rest properly. The

Social Media in Pakistani Politics: A Wave of Change or Just a Fad?

General elections are just around the corner (hopefully) and most of the discussions in the media and among the masses are occupied by two themes: disenchantment with the way things are and skepticism about any change in the future.  However, there is a relatively new phenomenon that may prove to be a challenge for the political dinosaurs (or predators) in our country.  I’m referring to the use of social media