This Article is From Oct 09, 2020

Pakistan Bans TikTok Over "Immoral" Content

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

Pakistan Bans TikTok Over 'Immoral' Content

Pakistan on Friday blocked social media app TikTok.

Highlights

  • TikTok failed to filter out "immoral" content: Pak's telecom body
  • TikTok was given time to filter content before action: Pak agency
  • TikTok is already banned by India over security issues
Islamabad:

Pakistan on Friday blocked social media app TikTok for failing to filter out "immoral and indecent" content, the country's telecommunication authority said in a statement.

"In view of number of complaints from different segments of the society against immoral and indecent content on the video sharing application TikTok, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued instructions for blocking of the application," said the statement that confirmed an earlier Reuters report on the looming ban.

TikTok was not immediately reachable for comment on the matter.

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