Chinese social media app blocked for failing to filter out ‘immoral and indecent’ content, Pakistan’s telecommunications authority says.

TikTok, owned by China-based ByteDance, has been caught in a firestorm globally due to security and privacy concerns [File: Lionel Bonacenture/AFP]

Pakistan has banned Chinese social media app TikTok for failing to filter out “immoral and indecent” content, the country’s telecommunications authority said.

The decision came after a number of complaints from different segments of society, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said in a statement on Friday.

“Keeping in view the complaints and nature of the content being consistently posted on TikTok, PTA issued a final notice to the application,” the statement said.

“However, the application failed to fully comply with the instructions. Therefore,

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