ISLAMABAD: A Facebook delegation headed by Simon Milner, Vice President of Public Policy Facebook, met with Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari on Monday and offered full support to the ministry’s initiatives and said Facebook will help the government in raising awareness about human rights issues.
According to a statement released from the ministry, Shireen Mazari told the Facebook team about various initiatives taken by the ministry to address human rights issues. She told the team that the ministry has a 24/7 helpline that caters to human rights reports from across Pakistan and provides free legal counseling to the citizens.
Shireen Mazari said that new technology plays a very important role in today’s world and government is taking steps to build the capacity of teams so that these online tools can be used to quickly resolve the citizens problems.
The minister also mentioned the Women Inheritance Rights Law, Transgender rights law, Zainab Alert Act, 2018 and other awareness campaigns the ministry is working on to address human rights issues.
She also discussed the issue of fake news, and Facebook outlined the work it has undertaken to fight false news through a combination of technology, including removing fake accounts, partnering with fact-checkers, and promoting news literacy in Pakistan.
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