Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has stepped up to ban the Chinese social media app ‘TikTok’ in Pakistan due to the sharing of inappropriate material on it. TikTok has been widely used by the youth in Pakistan. TikTok banned in Pakistan over vulgarity concerns depicts that this app has had a negative impact on the youth.
— LatestLY (@latestly) October 9, 2020
A few months back, South Asian countries raised serious concerns on the videos being shared on ByteDance’s app and its effect on society. On Friday evening, PTA said in a statement that “Despite the warnings and months-long time, TikTok failed to comply with the instructions, therefore, directions were issued for blocking of TikTok application in the country. The authority had received a number of complaints from different segments of the society over the videos.”
PTA further stated that “TikTok has been informed that the authority is open for engagement and will review its decision subject to a satisfactory mechanism by TikTok to moderate unlawful content.”
Read here: Esra Bilgic ended her marriage in 10 minutes
Many people in Pakistan became so much popular worldwide by sharing their videos on this app. Jannat Mirza, Alishba, Kanwal Aftab, Haris Ali, Minahil, etc made a tireless effort on TikTok to become famous and now they are known everywhere due to their acting in short videos shared by them. Pakistani showbiz also offered a place for acting to Jannat Mirza by keeping in view her performance on TikTok.
Almost everyone from children to adults was busy in making their videos and becoming popular by increasing their followers day by day. TikTok banned in Pakistan could be used as a platform to promote the art of acting in the country, however, sadly this couldn’t happen and the app diverted the attention of the youth towards wrongdoings.
Earlier in 2012, YouTube was banned due to the sharing of blasphemous data on it and the ban prolonged for 4 consecutive years.