After the deadly terrorist attacks in California, USA last week and possible involvement of a married couple whose family roots were traced back to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, it is high time for Pakistan Government to realize and take concrete steps to take practical steps to put an end to extremism and terrorism in the country. Last year after the devastating attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School on December 16, 2014, where the Taliban killed more than 130 children, military and political leaders formed a National Action Plan to counter terrorism. One point in the 20-point plan called for the formation of a committee to counter online terrorism, in a country estimated to have nearly 30 million Internet users.
Nation States and Social media companies should cooperate on war footing to eliminate content traces of terrorism and hate speech on the web
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube also have a greater role to play in countering violent extremism in terms of helping Law Enforcement and regulatory authorities in Islamic countries to ban and regulate social media technologies.
It is universally acknowledged that benefits of using Social media to the detriment of terrorists are far greater than those favoring them
This ying-yang should continue to defeat the evil and promote the good to make the world a better and peaceful place.