Pakistan Launches Application to Combat Cyberextremism

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Pakistan Launches Application to Combat Cyberextremism
HOLD FOR PAKISTAN CYBER WARS BY KATHY GANNON.. In this photo taken on Friday July 7, 2017, Haroon Baloch, Pakistani social media rights activist shows a Facebook page features one of India’s most wanted, Hafiz Saeed, the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, another banned organization and a U.S. declared terrorist group, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Yet more than 40 of these 65 groups operate flourishing social media sites, communicating on Facebook, (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

In an effort to combat extremism online, Pakistan’s government has launched an application that will allow its citizens to report websites that publish extremist content and hate speech. Called Surfsafe, it was developed by Pakistan’s National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) and works in both Android and iOS devices. NACTA is a government body responsible for designing…