We all know that with social networks and technology life is much easier when it comes to communicating and learning about what happens on a day-to-day basis, But just as we are aware that social networks have many advantages, we do know that sometimes it gets messy.

Pakistan telecommunication authority (PTA) has just published guidelines for lodging complaints and report unlawful content related to social media abuse. Here is what you need to know.

What can you report?

PTA is encouraging you to report

  • Fake accounts
  • Impersonation
  • Blasphemy
  • Vilification of Judiciary (contempt of court)
  • Pornography/ Child Pornography
  • Something against natural dignity
  • Defamation

How to report complaints?

PTA notifies about three major social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Here is how you can report material directly to respective websites.


Facebook has 2.23 billion monthly active users. The company is striving to make its platform better and secure for all, it has also played its positive role in General Elections 2018 by issuing guidelines how we can combat fake news and platform abuse. Here are the links which you may need to report something questionable.

Community Guidelines

You can get know how about facebook community guidelines, what is prohibited and unlawful according to the social media giant by clicking this link.

  • www.facebook.com/communitystandards/

Hacked and fake accounts

If you are a victim of hacked or fake account in your name, go to this link and report.

  • www.facebook.com/help/1306725409382822/

Reporting a Privacy Violation

If someone is violating your privacy by posting some photos, videos or your private content, report it here.

  • www.facebook.com/help/1306725409382822/

Reporting Messenger Conversation

If someone is harassing you on Facebook messenger app, report it.

  • www.facebook.com/help/messenger-app/1165699260192280/?helpref=hc_fnav&bc[0]=691363354276356/


  • www.facebook.com/help/contact/295309487309948?helpref=faq_content

Hate Speech/Abusive Content

Never let hate, abusive or sectarian speech circulate around the platform, get it reported by clicking here.

  • www.facebook.com/help/reportlinks


Abusive or harmful material

If you think, content is abusive, derogatory in nature or you think will harm the society, report it here.

  • www.support.twitter.com/articles/20169998/


If you are impersonated by someone, get the account removed by clicking here.


Private Information posted on Twitter

  • www.support.twitter.com/forms/private_information


Policies, Safety, and Reporting

Check out all the policies related to social media abuse, safety features and how to report to Google.

  • www.youtube.com/reportingtool/legal?visit_id=1-636378698281967217-1933292252&rd=1/
  • www.support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802027?hl=em&ref_topic=2803138


If you have concerns over someone defaming you, click here.

  • www.youtube.com/reportingtool/defamation?rd=1

Reporting of Harassment, Hate Speech, Impersonation, Violent threats, Spam content

If you are getting threats, spam contents, report these types of social media abuse, here.

  • www.youtube.com/reportabuse/

Report Inappropriate content

If you witness material that promotes sexual pornographic genre, report it here.

  • www.support.google.com/blogger/answer/76315?hl=en&authuser=0/

Public institutions are trying hard to educated people about how to tackle fake news, threats and derogatory content on the social media, ISPR also warned people against fake threat alerts a few days back. It is our duty to report such material instantly to the respective websites.