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PTA blocks TikTok in Pakistan

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TikTok blocked - In view of the number of complaints from different segments of the society against immoral/indecent content on the video sharing application TikTok, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued instructions for blocking of the application. Keeping in view the complaints and nature of the content being consistently posted on TikTok, the PTA issued a final notice to the application and gave considerable time to respond and comply with the authority instructions for development of effective mechanism for proactive moderation of unlawful online content. However, the application failed to fully comply with the instructions, therefore, directions were issued for blocking of TikTok application in the Country. TikTok has been informed that the authority is open for engagement and will review its decision subject to a satisfactory mechanism by TikTok to moderate unlawful content.ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In view of the number of complaints from different segments of the society against immoral/indecent content on the video-sharing application TikTok, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued instructions for blocking of the application.

Keeping in view the complaints and nature of the content being consistently posted on TikTok, the PTA issued a final notice to the application and gave considerable time to respond and comply with the authority instructions for the development of an effective mechanism for proactive moderation of unlawful online content.

However, the application failed to fully comply with the instructions, therefore, directions were issued for blocking of TikTok application in the Country.

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

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