Islamabad, October 9: The Pakistan government on Friday reportedly banned Chinese video-sharing app TikTok. According to reports of local media, the ban was imposed by Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The action was taken by the PTA against TikTok after the company failed to fully comply with instructions for “development of an effective mechanism for proactive moderation of unlawful online content”.
The telecommunications regulatory body of Pakistan had sent a final notice” to the Chinese video-sharing app in July. In the notice, TikTok was asked put in place a comprehensive mechanism to control obscenity, vulgarity, and immorality.
Tweet by ANI:
Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority blocks Chinese app TikTok after the company failed to fully comply with instructions for “development of an effective mechanism for proactive moderation of unlawful online content”, reports Pakistan’s Geo News pic.twitter.com/lH3Iw64Ws4
— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2020
Earlier this year, the Pakistani government also banned several platforms and games, including, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). The government claimed that PUBG was addictive and dangerous for the mental health of young people.
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