TikTok approaches PTA for negotiation

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

11th Oct, 2020. 05:36 pm
TikTok approaches PTA

The Chinese video-sharing app TikTok officials approached the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) two days after it was banned in Pakistan.

According to the details, to curb “immoral or indecent content”, TikTok officials have agreed on an effective mechanism for negotiations.

Khurram Mehran, the PTA spokesperson, said that TikTok in other countries was banned for several other reasons but the reason it was banned in Pakistan was the “sharing of immoral content” because of the “absence of proactive moderation of unlawful online content.”

On the other hand, TikTok officials told in a tweet that,

PTA Banned in Pakistan:

TikTok Banned: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked the 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 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.


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