PTA again warns TikTok over ‘vulgar and objectionable content’

Fahad PervezWeb Editor

03rd Apr, 2021. 09:39 pm

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has once again warned TikTok over “vulgar and objectionable content” after Peshawar High Court ordered the ban to be lifted from this Chinese app in the country.

As per reports, the Chinese application TikTok was banned for the second time in the country due to objectionable content.

The app owned by China’s Byte Dance after restricting it back in October 2020. The latest progress comes almost a month after the Peshawar High Court (PHC) had directed the state-run telecom authority to “immediately block access” to the service.

PTA in its statement released on Twitter that,

“The PTA strictly directed TikTok management to ensure action against and removal of what it termed as “vulgar and objectionable content”.

Previously, the ByteDance owned app released a statement in which it said,

“We are happy to revive the TikTok app in Pakistan. The restoration of TikTok is a testament to TikTok’s commitment to promoting a safe and positive online community.”

The video-sharing app further said in a statement that,

“TikTok has provided a platform for talented Pakistani creators. TikTok administration is committed to ensuring all steps are taken through meaningful dialogue and cooperation with the PTA.”

“TikTok PTA is hopeful for further investment in Pakistan by providing a stable environment. TikTok is committed to keeping important economic opportunities open for Pakistani creators.”

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