September 23, 2021
Published 23 days ago
ISLAMABAD—Journalist and author Raza Ahmad Rumi has shown anger after learning that Pakistani law enforcement officials approached Twitter for taking action against his social media account.
"I tweeted this in 2011 to illustrate the sickness. Ten years later I get a notice that this tweet has been reported by law enforcement," he tweeted along with a screenshot of his 10-year-old tweet—the copied tweet had hate speech against the Shia sect.
"Dear slow & inefficient official: how about finding out & booking this man for hate speech against a community? WTF!" he responded angrily.
Rumi also shared the correspondence with Twitter through email in which a Twitter representative informed: "In the interest of transparency, we are writing to inform you that Twitter has received a request from Pakistani Law Enforcement regarding your Twitter account, @Razarumi, that claims your content violates the law(s) of Pakistan."
"As Twitter strongly believes in defending and respecting the voice of our users, it is our policy to notify our users if we receive a legal request from an authorized entity," the email said.
However, Twitter made clear to Rumi that no action on the reported content has been taken.
Photo: Twitter (@Razarumi)
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