Facebook to assist Afghanistan in providing free Wi-Fi

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: Facebook has vowed to assist Afghanistan in providing free Wi-Fi services in the remote parts of the country, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) said.

According to a statement released by MCIT, the Facebook Ic. officials made the commitment during an online conversation with MOhammad Fahim Hashimi, the acting minister of communication and information technology.

The statement further added that the Facebook officials vowed to provide technical support and establishment of infrastructures and free Wi-Fi in remote parts of Afghanistan.

The two sides also held talks on removal of incorrect information related to the novel coronavirus from Facebook pages.

According to MCIT, the meeting also focused on training of the personnel in the field of proper use of Facebook application for the publication of accurate information and removal of pages from Facebook page which have vague addresses and spread inappropriate information. (Khaama Press)