ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has imposed a ban on five dating and live streaming applications including the popular Tinder app citing “immoral content”.
PTA said in a statement on Tuesday, the four other apps blocked by the authority are Tagged, Skout, Grindr and SayHi.
The authority further said, “keeping in view the negative effects of immoral, indecent content streaming through the above applications”.
PTA had issued notices to the five platforms’ management, asking them to remove “dating services” and moderate live streaming content “in accordance with the local laws of Pakistan,” PTA said in a statement.
It said, “Since the platforms did not respond to the notices within the stipulated time, therefore, the authority issued orders for blocking of the said applications.”
However, that the PTA can “reconsider blocking” of the said applications provided their company managements assure adherence to local laws “with respect to moderating the indecent/immoral content through meaningful engagement,” It added.
Press Release: PTA has blocked access to five dating/live streaming applications i.e. Tinder, Tagged, Skout, Grindr and SayHi. pic.twitter.com/gFJxsgcn6m
— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) September 1, 2020