Pakistan reverses ban on TikTok after concessions
Update, October 19 (03:00 pm ET): The ban has been reversed after TikTok gave assurances to the government
What you need to know
- TikTok is now banned in Pakistan.
- The Pakistan Tekecommication Authority says that this is down to the nature of the "immoral" content found on TikTok.
- The app has also been banned in India and faces pressure in the U.S.
TikTok is another Chinese-affiliated tech name that's not having a very good year. The app has been banned from India, is facing off a ban in the U.S., and now it's been kicked out of Pakistan as well.
The Pakistani Telecommunication Authority issued the following statement on Twitter, announcing the ban:
In a statement to Engadget, TikTok said:
Until that resolution is reached, the app will remain banned in Pakistan.
Update, October 19 (03:00 pm ET) — Pakistan unbans TikTok
The ban has been reversed after TikTok made some concessions to the Pakistani agency.
Writing on Twitter, the PTA said:
Of course, the PTA notes that a permanent ban is not off the table if TikTok fails to hold up its end of the bargain. For now, TikTok is free to operate once more.
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Ah, I remember the good old days when if you didn't like content on tv or the radio, you picked another channel or station. Evn when cable arrived in the 1980s you needed to subscribe to the movie channels and the adult channels. It really is up to parents and individuals to decide what they want to see online or in an app. Not the goverment.
This is a little surprising considering how friendly Pakistan is with China.
its not how friendly pakistan is with china, its about moral value of the society which are different in many parts of the world.
Why though. Just type anything gore related on Facebook and boom more content thames half the gore sites.. makes no sense.