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Pakistan Bans TikTok Again for Inappropriate Content

Pakistan Bans TikTok Again for Inappropriate Content

Pakistan banned TikTok app for allegedly failing to remove “inappropriate content”. The Chinese app, which allows sharing of short videos, has been banned in the country for the fourth time in recent months. Telecom regulator Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) tweeted that in light of the relevant provisions of the ‘Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016’, the PTA has banned the TikTok app and its website in the country.

It said, “Inappropriate content continues to be found on this platform and no steps are being taken to remove such content, due to which this action has been taken.”

Earlier, in March, the Peshawar High Court had suspended the app on a petition by several citizens. However, a few weeks later, while lifting the ban, the court had asked the PTA to take steps so that no “immoral content” could be uploaded.

The PTA had banned TikTok for the first time in October last year. The app was accused of showing obscene and immoral content. But this restriction was also lifted after ten days. The app was accused of showing obscene and immoral content. But this restriction was also lifted after ten days.

PTA spokesperson Khurram Mehran told Geo News that the app was asked several times about the “inappropriate content” being posted online but no action was taken by it.

Interestingly, President Arif Alvi used TikTok on 16 July to deliver a message about positivity and inspiration. According to the news of Dawn newspaper, last month it was said by the app that in three months it has removed more than 6 million videos from Tiktok in Pakistan.

According to the news of Dawn newspaper, last month it was said by the app that in three months it has removed more than 6 million videos from TikTok in Pakistan.

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