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,