PTA Unblocks TikTok in Pakistan

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Oct, 2020. 03:04 pm

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has restored the Chinese social media application TikTok in Pakistan.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority in its official Twitter handle wrote:

TikTok is being unlocked after assurance from management that they will block all accounts repeatedly involved in spreading obscenity and immorality. TikTok will moderate the account in accordance with local laws.

The management of TikTok assured that they will moderate the account in accordance with local laws.

Earlier In an official statement, a spokesperson from Tik Tok has shared that if the Government of Pakistan decides to reopen access to its services, the Chinese video-sharing social networking service will certainly assess the allocation of resources to the Pakistan market.

“Over the past year, we’ve made concerted efforts to address questions from the Government of Pakistan around our content moderation process, including significantly increasing the capacity of our local language content moderation team,” said the spokesperson.

“After TikTok was blocked in Pakistan, we continued to engage with the PTA to demonstrate our commitment to comply with local laws and further enhance our content moderation capacity. Though the PTA acknowledged and appreciated these efforts, our services remain blocked in the country and we have received no communication from PTA.”



 

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