PTA blocks TikTok over 'failure to take inappropriate content down'

Islamabad: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) mentioned that it has blocked get admission to to the preferred video-sharing platform TikTok over “beside the point content material”.

In a tweet on Wednesday, the telecom regulator mentioned that “within the gentle of related provisions of Prevention of Digital Crimes Act 2016, the PTA has blocked get admission to to TikTok App and website online within the nation”.

“The motion has been taken because of steady presence of beside the point content material at the platform and its failure to take such content material down,” added the telecom regulator.


PTA’s motion comes after the Sindh Prime Courtroom (SHC) had lifted the suspension at the Chinese language video-sharing app on July 2. In keeping with a written order of the courtroom, a consultant of PTA had asserted that that they had communicated with TikTok, which confident them that they shall keep an eye on the content material posted at the platform in Pakistan in step with native regulations and shall block accounts spreading vulgarity.

SHC lifts suspension on TikTok

The SHC had previous imposed a suspension on TikTok operations after a swimsuit used to be filed within the courtroom, in quest of to prohibit the applying within the nation.

Sindh Prime Courtroom directs PTA to droop get admission to to TikTok app

Alternatively, all over the listening to in July, the SHC ordered the PTA to take away the ban after it used to be confident that the regulator would eliminate the court cases via July 5.

TikTok is a loose social software for developing, modifying, and sharing movies. Whilst ByteDance advanced it for the Chinese language marketplace on Android and iOS in 2016, it has incessantly received recognition international, particularly a few of the adolescence.

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