FIA arrests two individual running obscene trends on twitter

FIA arrested two people accused of leading obscene twitter trends, in Lahore.

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On Monday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested two people, who were running indecent trends on Twitter, which triggered a backlash from the users demanding action against such accounts.

The agency arrested two people from Lahore and retrieved the equipment being used for digital media campaigns.

“They were involved in running an organized campaign of obscene trends on Twitter,” the official said without disclosing the identity of the suspects.



It is important to note that recent trends against Pakistan Army, First Women, and PML-N vice President Maryam Nawaz were organized as well.

The FIA frequently acts against those involved in blackmailing men and women on social media using indecent material.

Not too long ago, the Cybercrime wining of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) caught a man allegedly involved in blackmailing a girl using her photos through Facebook authorities.

The agency also reports arresting a man named Adnan in Peshawar, who forwarded videos of a girl in order to blackmail her.

“He had forwarded her obscene photos to family members and friends,” they said adding that they tracked down the accused with the help of the Facebook administration.

This development followed a report that came earlier in the day, that social media giant Facebook, has agreed to cooperate with local authorities by sharing data to investigate and eradicate cybercrime.

Facebook administration has signed an agreement with the cybercrime wing of FIA to share data with authorities under the initiative taken to secure the electronic horizon in Pakistan.




The investigation watchdog will have access to the data of the social media site, which will help it expand its cybercrime investigations. Previously the investigation was limited because the agency did not have access to relevant information to proceed with the cases.
The focal person will be able to request information regarding cases of cybercrime against women and chilren.

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