Pakistan Lifts TikTok Ban

Pakistan has lifted its ban on TikTok 10 days after blocking the app on the grounds of “immoral” and “indecent” content. According to media reports, Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority (PTA) now says that TikTok has “assured” the agency that videos will be moderated keeping the norms and laws of Pakistan in mind. 

In the past, TikTok wasn't completely complying to Pakistan’s demands for restrictions on accounts and videos. According to TikTok's transparency reports, the company acted on only two accounts out of 40 from which Pakistan requested content be restricted. PTA’s current statement may suggest that TikTok moderation may be stricter in the country from now on. 

TikTok is still banned in India and is on the verge of getting banned in USA. While Pakistan has lifted the ban, PTA has also suggested that the app can be banned permanently if it doesn't comply with the guidelines provided by the agency. 


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