Citing ‘Immoral’ and ‘Indecent’ Content Pakistan Bans TikTok

    By The Staff - Oct 12, 2020
    Citing ‘Immoral’ and ‘Indecent’ Content Pakistan Bans TikTok

    Citing a failure to remove “immoral” and “indecent” content Pakistan’s telecom regulator the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, has banned TikTok. This just over a month after the regulator banned dating apps, including Tinder and Grindr.

    In a series of tweets, the regulator said:

    “In view of number of complaints from different segments of the society against immoral/indecent content on the video sharing application TikTok, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued instructions for blocking of the application. Keeping in view the complaints and nature of the content being consistently posted on TikTok, PTA issued a final notice to the application.”

    According to a transparency report released last month by TikTok, government authorities in Pakistan called on TikTok to restrict 40 accounts during the first half of 2020, the company however only restricted two of them.

    Analytics firm Sensor Tower says that TikTok has been installed 43 million times in Pakistan, making the country the brand’s 12th largest market in terms of installs.


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