Pakistan Govt. Bans TikTok over ‘indecent’ content

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Pakistan has banned Chinese social media app TikTok for failing to filter out “immoral and indecent” content, the country’s telecommunications authority said.The decision came after a number of complaints from different segments of society, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said in a statement on Friday.

The statement added that “Keeping in view the complaints and nature of the content being consistently posted on TikTok, PTA issued a final notice to the application,”

“However, the application failed to fully comply with the instructions. Therefore, directions were issued for blocking of TikTok application in the country.”

The PTA said TikTok has been informed the regulator is open to engagement and will review its decision subject to a satisfactory mechanism by TikTok to moderate unlawful content.

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