PTA again blocks TikTok

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday once more blocked the standard video-sharing app TikTok over its failure to take away ‘beside the point content material’.

“Within the mild of related provisions of Prevention of Digital Crimes Act 2016, PTA has blocked get right of entry to to TikTok App and website online within the nation,” the PTA introduced on Twitter.

The motion has been taken because of the continual presence of beside the point content material at the platform and its failure to take such content material down, the PTA mentioned.

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Previous on July 2, the Sindh Top Courtroom (SHC) ordered the PTA to unblock the preferred video-sharing website online after the web and telecommunication regulator confident the court docket that it’ll take a call at the criticism of a petitioner through July 5.

The SHC single-judge bench comprising Justice Kauser Sultana took this determination whilst listening to the PTA’s civil miscellaneous software during which it asked the court docket to put aside its June 28 order.

The SHC on June 28 ordered the PTA to dam TikTok until July 8 over ‘immoral content material’ and for celebrating “LGBTQ-Delight Month”. This used to be the 3rd ban imposed at the social media website online inside the ultimate two years.

Previous on March 11, the Peshawar Top Courtroom (PHC) additionally ordered the PTA to prohibit TikTok over “immoral content material”. The PHC, on the other hand, lifted the ban on April 1 after the PTA advised the court docket that it had raised the problem once more with the TikTok’s management.

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