May 31 should be held as Quit Facebook Day

Pakistanis comprise of only 2.5 million of the nearly 400 million Facebook users in the world. However, the total number of users who are Muslims amounts to over 40%. This means that Muslims deleting their accounts will have an impact. However, before people delete their accounts, it must be kept in mind that it must be done with reason, not under emotion. The reason is that Facebook deliberately refused to delete the blasphemous page, despite requests, and may I add, some very polite requests. They went against their own policy which clearly states that hate speech will not be tolerated. Many pages have been deleted and many accounts suspended, due to this policy. However, an exception was made this time around.

Freedom of speech is not freedom to abuse. They know it very well. And whether people want to delete their account because the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) was insulted, over privacy concerns, or due to the fact that it is very addictive, people are welcome to go ahead and delete it. Many people begin with a few minutes a day on Facebook, that turns into a few hours daily, and the next thing they know, they are spending entire days on Facebook. Facebook is nothing but an unhealthy network. Say bye to Facebook.


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