Tiktuk is banned in Pakistan for failing to filter “immoral and immoral” content, the country’s regulator said.
The move is another blow to the social media app, which is gaining traction as it grows in popularity around the world.
The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) said after the lockdown, “complaints have been received from various sections of society about unethical and immoral content at the request of video sharing.”
This solution will be reviewed by TikTok, which has a satisfactory mechanism for detecting illegal content.
Tick Talk, owned by the Chinese company Byte Dance, became very popular in a short time, encouraging users to post short videos.
Its rapid development has plunged it into a fiery storm, and several countries have raised security and privacy concerns about alleged ties with the Chinese state.
In June, the app was blocked in India, which had more tick users than anywhere else in the world. In light of the ongoing border dispute with China, Indian officials have expressed concern over national security.
Tuk-tuk is also under threat from US sanctions and ratification in other countries, including Australia.
Tik Tok has long denied that its relationship with China is a threat to security in other countries, saying it is “committed to the rule of law in the market in which the app is offered.” Is.”
“We are in constant touch with the PTA and are continuing to work with them,” the spokesman said.
“We hope that there will be an outcome that will help us continue to serve the country’s vibrant and creative Internet community.”
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Three Pakistani officials said on Friday that the practice was banned in Pakistan.
“We have repeatedly asked them to develop an effective mechanism for preventing immoral and unethical content,” said one of the senior officials directly involved in the decision-making process.
However, the platform did not fully satisfy the Pakistani authorities. “