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TikTok restored in Pakistan after ‘assurance’ to remove immoral content

PTA restores TikTok after ‘assurance’. (Source: Online)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday restored TikTok services after a four-month hiatus on assurances of the video-sharing platform “to control immoral and indecent content”, according to a statement.

The ban, which was placed on the short video sharing platform by the telecom regulator on July 20, was lifted after an ‘assurance’ regarding effective ‘moderation of content’ by the TikTok management, the PTA said on Twitter.


“Subsequent to the imposition of ban on 20 July 2021, PTA remained in communications with the TikTok management,” it said, adding, “As a result of continuous engagement, senior management of the platform assured PTA of its commitment to take necessary measures to control unlawful content.”

According to the telecom regulator, the social media platform also assured that the users who are continuously involved in uploading unlawful content will be blocked from using the platform. “Keeping in view the assurances, the authority has decided to lift the ban on TiKToK forthwith,” it added.


However, the regulator said, it would continue to monitor the platform in order to ensure that unlawful content contrary to Pakistan’s law and societal values are not disseminated.


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