TikTok Ban In Pakistan: Pakistan Lifts Ban On Chinese App TikTok For The Fourth Time In More Than One Year
Pakistan has banned China’s short video app Tiktok many times, but after a few months this ban is lifted. The Media Regulatory Authority of Pakistan on Friday again lifted the ban on TikTok. This time it has lifted the ban after four months. The ban has been lifted after China’s popular video-sharing service gave assurances that it would control the transmission of pornographic material.
This is the fourth time in the last 15 months that the Telecommunication Authority of Pakistan has banned and removed TikTok. Pakistan first banned TikTok, popular among teenagers and youth, in October 2020. It had said that it had received several complaints about the content on the app allegedly being found to be “immoral, obscene and indecent”.
App has been downloaded 39 million times
The regulatory agency said in a statement on Twitter that TikTok has assured Pakistan that it will block users who upload “illegal content”. This app of China’s ByteDance company has been downloaded about 39 million times in Pakistan. Over the years, Pakistan has sent hundreds of complaints to Facebook and Twitter about their content. He alleged that the said material was offensive and potentially derogatory to Islam and against Pakistani law.
App was banned on July 20
“The PTA has reinstated the services of TikTok after assuring the platform to control unethical/obscene content,” the regulator said on Friday. According to the PTA statement, the authority had last banned the app on July 20, and since then it was in talks with the TikTok management on the issue. The senior management of the video sharing platform assured the PTA of taking necessary measures to control illegal content in accordance with local laws and social norms, the statement said.
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