PTA Blocks Use Of TikTok App And Website In Pakistan
PTA Blocks TikTok Once More as a Result of ‘Steady Presence of Inappropriate Content Material’ – The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Wednesday introduced it had blocked ByteDance’s video-sharing platform TikTok within the nation over “inappropriate content material”.
“Within the gentle of related provisions of Prevention of Digital Crimes Act 2016, PTA has blocked entry to TikTok App and web site within the nation,” the telecom regulator mentioned.
The action has been taken due to continuous presence of inappropriate content on the platform and its failure to take such content down.
— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) July 21, 2021
“The motion has been taken as a result of steady presence of inappropriate content material on the platform and its failure to take such content material down,” the telecommunication authority added.
That is the fourth time that the federal government has interrupted — blocked or suspended — TikTok’s companies within the nation as a result of content material shared on the platform.
The event comes practically three weeks after the Sindh Excessive Courtroom (SHC) had withdrawn the suspension on TikTok companies.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 web site on a citizen’s petition, who was aggrieved by the “immorality and obscenity” on the cell app.
It’s pertinent to say right here that President Arif Alvi had joined the favored video-sharing platform final week, he had confirmed through his official Instagram account.
The President of Pakistan is now on TikTok!
To spread the message of positivity & motivation for the youth of Pakistan, we will keep pushing inspiring videos for the TikTok users.
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) July 16, 2021
The president had uploaded a video of himself on Twitter to make the announcement and wrote that the aim of him becoming a member of the app is to unfold the message of positivity among the many youth of Pakistan.