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PTA blocks TikTok again over ‘inappropriate content’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has once again blocked ByteDance’s video-sharing platform TikTok over “inappropriate content”. “In the light of relevant provisions of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016, PTA has blocked access to TikTok App and website in the

TikTok deletes six million videos in Pakistan after ban

More than six million videos were removed from TikTok in Pakistan in three months as it battles an on-off ban in the deeply conservative country. Wildly popular among Pakistani youth, the Chinese-owned app has been shut down by authorities twice

Can banning TikTok stop vulgarity?

Netizens have once again urged the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to place a ban on TikTok as it is once again spreading vulgarity and misleading Pakistani youth, as per the tweets. It has become normal for the Chinese short-video making

Biden drops Trump’s attempt to ban TikTok, WeChat

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden withdrew a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a review of security concerns posed by those apps and others. The administration of former President Donald

HBL PSL to collaborate with TikTok for Abu Dhabi matches

ABU DHABI: The HBL Pakistan Super League has entered into an exciting partnership with TikTok, the leading destination for short-form videos. During the Abu Dhabi-leg of the HBL PSL 6, TikTok users will get an opportunity to engage and generate

Couple goals: Nida and Yasir Nawaz join ‘No, I don’t believe in soulmates’ trend

Celebrity couple Nida Yasir and Yasir Nawaz, who are on vacation a trip in Turkey, have just created a version of the ‘No, I don’t believe in soulmates’ version. The couple hilariously acted on the TikTok trend ‘No, I don’t

TikTok faces lawsuit for misusing data of millions of children

TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned Video app could face a damages claim worth billions of pounds in London’s High Court over allegations that they have illegally harvested the private data of millions of European children. Reuters has reported that the case

PHC lifts ban on TikTok, directs to stop uploading ‘immoral content’

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday  lifted the ban on video streaming application TikTok in Pakistan. A single-member bench headed by PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rahid directed the government to ensure that “immoral content” is not uploaded on

YouTube Shorts launched in US to rival TikTok

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube is rolling out a short-form video-streaming service on its platform in the United States as it looks to better compete with rival TikTok. The service, Shorts, lets users record mobile-friendly vertical videos that can be spiced up

Pakistan will pay ‘huge’ price for TikTok ban: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry reacted to the decision by the Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) to ban the popular short video sharing app TikTok. He said that court’s decision is another one for which the people

PHC orders to ban TikTok over ‘obscene’ content

Peshawar High Court has banned TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned Video app over immoral content.   TikTok faced another ban after PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan directed Pakistani authorities to immediately ban the app. A please was filed earlier seeking a

Three female cops suspended for filming TikTok video in uniform

KARACHI: Three female officers have been suspended for posting a video made in uniform which went viral on TikTok. The SSP President has issued a notification of suspension of the three women officers. In a short viral video, the lady

TikTok and UFC team up for exclusive livestreams

BEIJING: Popular Chinese-owned Video app TikTok has signed a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), through which its content will livestream on its platform as part of a multi-year partnership. The financial details of the deal have not been

Four shot dead after filming TikTok video in Karachi

KARACHI: Four people including two TikTok stars were shot dead on Tuesday morning as unknown gunmen opened fire on a vehicle they were traveling in after filming a video. The incident occurred in Garden area outside the Anklesaria Hospital where

Reddit buys TikTok rival Dubsmash

WASHINGTON: Social network firm Reddit has announced to buy the short-video platform Dubsmash, becoming the latest company to expand in a space dominated by Chinese-owned TikTok. The success of ByteDance’s TikTok has prompted many social media companies to add short-video

Malala Yousafzai joins TikTok to raise donations for girls’ education

Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education has joined TikTok to raise donations and help pay for the education of girls. The youngest Nobel Prize laureate joined the popular social media app to gather donations to her charity the

Man accidentally kills himself while shooting TikTok video in Karachi

KARACHI: A security guard accidentally shot himself dead while shooting a video for TikTok, a highly popular Chinese social media app. The incident was reported in the Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Karachi, where a security guard named Ghulam Shabbir shot himself

US extends deadline for TikTok sale to Nov 27

WASHINGTON: US authorities have given the Chinese owner of TikTok two additional weeks to divest in order to resolve national security concerns voiced by President Donald Trump’s administration. A notice filed by TikTok owner ByteDance in federal court showed that

Another Pakistani TikToker becomes victim of ‘leaked’ videos

Another Pakistani TikToker Romaisa Khan has become a victim of a leaked video. The video recently being shared on social media platforms is alleged to be that Romaisa Khan. However, some Netizens alleged that the girl in the video is

PTA lifts ban on TikTok

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has lifted the ban on a popular Chinese video app ‘TikTok’ today. The news was announced by the PTA. The authority took to Twitter and wrote, TikTok is being unlocked after assurance from management

No response received from PTA despite efforts: TikTok

ISLAMABAD: The administration of  TikTok has said the company had “received no response from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority despite the regulator’s acknowledgement and appreciation of the company’s efforts to comply with the country’s laws and to increase its content moderation.

IHC issues notices to PTA, federal govt over ban on TikTok

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued notices to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the federal government over the ban on social media app TikTok. The court directed all the official respondents including the Ministry of Information

Plea moved in LHC over use of ‘TikTok’ through proxies

LAHORE: A petition has been moved against the use of the popular Chinese video app ‘TikTok’ through proxies at the Lahore High Court (LHC). The petitioner in his petition stated that despite the ban on the TikTok imposed by the

PTA bans TikTok in Pakistan over ‘obscene’ content

ISLAMABAD: Popular Chinese video app ‘TikTok’ has been banned in Pakistan over ‘obscene’ and ‘indecent’ content. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Friday banned the TikTok in view of complaints. As per the authority,  the app was given significant time to

Boy accidentally kills himself while filming TikTok video

KARACHI: A 13-year-old boy died while making a video for the popular video app TikTok. Three people were injured and a teenager named Salman was killed after they were run over by a hi-roof while making a TikTok video at

US bans TikTok, WeChat downloads

WASHINGTON: The United States ordered a ban on downloads of popular video app TikTok and blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat on national security grounds. Under the order, WeChat app will stop functioning in the United States from

YouTube to launch TikTok-like product

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube is rolling out its version of social media rival TikTok, a new short-form video service called Shorts, enabled within its video-sharing platform. YouTube will first test the feature in India over the next few days and then

Microsoft’s offer to buy TikTok’s US operations rejected

WASHINGTON: US tech giant Microsoft said its offer to buy TikTok was rejected as the deadline looms for the Chinese-owned video app to sell or shut down its US operations. TikTok has been at the center of a diplomatic storm

EU urges Google, Facebook to take action against fake news

NEW YORK: The European Union (EU) Commission has urged Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other tech rivals to take more effective action against fake news. The companies signed up to the code in 2018 in a bid to stave off more

TikTok denies rumours of talking with Triller to sell US operations

BEIJING: Popular Chinese-owned Video app TikTok has said that it is not in talks with its rival, Triller, for selling giving ownership of operations in the United States. A spokesperson of the social media app confirmed the news while talking