Now Pakistan blocks TikTok application for vulgar content
Lahore : Months after India banned Chinese application TikTok over the security concern; Pakistan's telecommunication authority on Friday blocked the application, saying that it has failed to comply with the government’s instructions for "development of an effective mechanism for proactive moderation of unlawful online content."
The application, which has faced tough times in India, US and Australia, has been issued a warning from Pakistan to moderate the content being featured on it.
The authority said the ban comes as people from several sections of society have expressed their grievances over “immoral and indecent content on the video-sharing application.”
Responding to Pakistan's concern, TikTok told Reuters that they have removed around 3.7 million“violating user videos” from Pakistan in the second half of 2019. Out of which 98% of the videos were removed even before they could be reported and 89% of those videos were removed “before they had a single view."
According to a news report by a news agency, it has been reported notice has been issued to TikTok.
The statement accessed by ANI said, “Keeping in view the complaints and nature of the content being consistently posted on TikTok, 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.”