Pakistan joins growing list of countries that are banning TikTok
Last week, Pakistan's telecom regulator blocked TikTok for failing to filter out ‘immoral and indecent content’. Pakistan joins the slowly growing list of countries that are banning the short video platform.
According to a statement by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the ban comes in view of "complaints from different segments of the society against immoral and indecent content on the video sharing application." Previously, the regulator had banned dating apps Tinder and Grindr citing the same reasons.
TikTok has been installed 43 million times in Pakistan according to data by Sensor Tower, making it the 12th largest market for the social media app. According to the regulator, they gave considerable time to TikTok to respond to their concerns but the company failed to fully comply.
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