The Prime Minister of Pakistan has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking him to ban Islamophobic content. Imran Khan has written a letter warning that extremism will increase among Muslims. In a letter shared on Twitter by the Pakistani government Twitter, Imran Khan said that ‘growing Islamophobia’ was promoting terrorism and violence around the world. Especially through social media platforms like Facebook.
Imran Khan said, “I urge you to impose a ban similar to Islamophobia on Facebook, which you have set up for the Holocaust, and to hate anti-Islam.” Facebook, meanwhile, said it was updating its hate speech policy this month to ban any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust. But Facebook did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment on Imran’s letter.
While hate messages against some are unacceptable, no one can send a message that is acceptable against others. He said it was a reflection of prejudice and partisanship and would encourage further radicalization. In his letter, Khan referred to the situation in France, which is linking Islam to terrorism. On Sunday, Khan said that French President Emmanuel Macron had attacked Islam for promoting the display of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.