Pakistan’s media regulatory authority lifted the ban on Tiktak again on Friday. Four months later, the ban was lifted after the video-sharing platform app promised to control pornographic content. This is the fourth time in the last 15 months that video-centric social networking services have been banned and removed in Pakistan.
Pakistan first banned TikTok in October 2020 after allegations that the app’s content was “immoral, obscene and pornographic”.
According to the PTA statement, “As a result of the uninterrupted engagement, the senior management of the platform has assured the PTA of its commitment to take necessary steps to control illegal content in accordance with local laws and social norms.”
In a statement on Twitter, the regulator said TickTock, owned by ByteDance, had assured them that it would block users from uploading “illegal content”.
Over the years, Pakistan has posted hundreds of complaints about their content on Facebook and Twitter. The Pakistani government has complained that the content posted on these apps is offensive and potentially offensive against Islam and Pakistani law.
Countries that have banned TikTok
Temporary blocs and warnings have been issued by countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan for content concerns.
On June 29, 2020, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology banned TikTok and 58 other mobile apps, including UC Browser, WeChat and PUBG, with Chinese developers.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump, on August 6, 2020, ordered the sale of the U.S. Tiktok business; Otherwise, it will ban TikTok transactions. But in June 201, President Biden revoked the order and instructed the Secretary of Commerce to investigate whether the app posed a threat to U.S. national security.
In April 2020, China officially banned TikTok. But currently, the app is not banned in China and it is not available under the same name. The Chinese version of TikTok is the original version of the app, called Douyin.
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