TikTok Banned: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked Chinese-based video-sharing app TikTok after the company failed to comply with the instructions for “development of an effective mechanism for proactive moderation of unlawful online content”.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said that this measure was taken after they received a multiple complaints from different segments of society against indecent and immoral and content on the platform.
“Keeping in view the complaints and nature of the content being consistently posted on TikTok, PTA issued a final notice to the application and gave considerable time to respond and comply with the Authority instructions for the development of an effective mechanism for proactive moderation of unlawful online content,” the statement reads issued by PTA.
“The application failed to fully comply with the instructions, therefore, directions were issued for blocking of TikTok application in the country.”
In view of number of complaints from different segments of the society against immoral/indecent content on the video sharing application TikTok, pic.twitter.com/Vmp5umixeL
— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) October 9, 2020
PTA has also informed TikTok that it is open for engagement and may review its decision subject to a satisfactory mechanism by TikTok to moderate unlawful content.
Prime Minister Imran Khan Wants TikTok Banned in Pakistan
On September 26 Shibli Faraz said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is of the opinion that social media apps like TikTok are badly affecting the society’s values and should be banned.
While talking to the media, Shibli Faraz said: “PM Imran is extremely concerned about the growing obscenity and vulgarity in the society and has directed all the relevant sections to stop the trend before it destroys the socio-religious values of Pakistani society”.
Shibli Faraz said that the PM had already discussed this issue with him several times and he wants a comprehensive strategy to curb “vulgarity” being spread in the