Stephen E. Arnold: Pakistan Takes on #GoogleGestapo Social Media — Can A Country Be a Country in Bill Gates’s Technopia?

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Stephen E. Arnold

Social Media Versus a Nation State: Pakistan Versus the Facebook and Friends

The government of Pakistan’s social media position is reflected in this passage from the article:

The new set of regulations makes it compulsory for social media companies to open offices in Islamabad, build data servers to store information and take down content upon identification by authorities. Failure to comply with the authorities in Pakistan will result in heavy fines and possible termination of services.

The consequences of ignoring the nation state’s approach to social media are not acceptable to the US companies. Pakistan’s ideas are easy to understand:

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