During the past two years the highest number of cases reported on online harassment and misuse of data in Pakistan belonged to Facebook and WhatsApp. Women in Pakistan Most Vulnerable to Harassment on Facebook & WhatsApp: Report.
Facebook and WhatsApp have the worst track record when it comes to cases of online harassment and misuse of data in Pakistan, according to a report released by the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) on Wednesday.
The highest number of cases reported on online harassment and misuse of data in Pakistan belonged to Facebook and WhatsApp during the past two years.
According to the report’s breakdown, the major platform for online harassment was Facebook. 29 percent of the complaints received were related to Facebook. Furthermore, in a relatively recent development, the helpline also received a number of calls complaining of mobile-based scams on WhatsApp.
The helpline noticed an increase in such cases from 2.6 percent to 9.5 percent in the past six months.
It also contains recommendations for the concerned authorities to improve their institutional response to online harassment.