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Pakistan blocks TikTok over “immoral, indecent” content

Pakistan Bans TikTok

Pakistan – In a press statement Friday, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has revealed that it has issued instructions for the blocking of video-sharing platform TikTok over immoral and indecent content.

The Authority said the decision was made “in view of [a] number of complaints from different segments of the society.” PTA shared that prior to the final blockage, it issued a final notice to the application, giving it considerable time to comply with the instructions to develop a more proactive system of content moderation, with which the company failed to oblige to.

The Authority remains open for engagement with the company and will review its decision until the company has met the “satisfactory” mechanism to moderate “unlawful” content.

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