TikTok blocked in Pakistan, once more

— AFP/File
— AFP/File

ByteDance’s video-sharing platform TikTok within the nation over has been blocked but once more over “inappropriate content”, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority introduced Wednesday.

“In the light of relevant provisions of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016, PTA has blocked access to TikTok App and website in the country,” the telecom regulator stated.

“The action has been taken due to continuous presence of inappropriate content on the platform and its failure to take such content down,” the telecommunication authority added.

This is the fourth time that the federal government has interrupted — blocked or suspended — TikTok’s companies within the nation because of the content material shared on the platform.

The improvement comes nearly three weeks after the Sindh High Court (SHC) had withdrawn the suspension on TikTok companies.

The SHC had on June 28 ordered the PTA to droop the companies of the video-sharing website on a citizen’s petition, who was aggrieved by the “immorality and obscenity” on the cellular app.


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