PTA Decides to Lift Ban on TikTok In Pakistan

By | October 19, 2020

PTA Decides to Lift Ban on TikTok In Pakistan

PTA Decides to Lift Ban on TikTok

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority is allowing tick-tock access for its more than 43 million subscribers in Pakistan, we have confirmed from sources.

According to details shared with Pro Pakistani, the PTA decided to ban the video sharing platform after the company assured the authorities of strict adherence to Pakistani laws.

Tik-Tok has assured the PTA that it will block all accounts repeatedly involved in spreading pornography and immorality.

The PTA had banned TikTok from distributing immoral and obscene material in Pakistan, saying the company had been warned at least twice to moderate the content on the platform.

Tik ​Tok, who took the warning lightly, was eventually stopped for not taking action.

However, after the ban, TikTok is said to have stepped up moderation efforts and deployed dedicated resources for moderate content that will be published in Pakistan.

We have worked hard to address the Government of Pakistan’s questions surrounding the moderation of their content, including significantly enhancing the capacity of their moderate team of local language content.

Following such guarantees, the PTA has now decided to block ticking in the country on the condition that no explicit articles be aired on the platform.

Update:

  • The PTA has issued a statement on development below.
  • News for the newspaper
  • PTA conditionally restores tick-tock services

ISLAMABAD (October 19, 2020): Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has restored tick tick services with certain conditions.

In view of the obscenity, immoral / immoral content on the platform and its negative impact on the society, PTA has consistently called for ticking to prevent its platform from spreading illegal content. Is. However, Tik Tak was not satisfied with taking concrete steps to block and remove illegal content. Therefore, the tick talk request was blocked until a satisfactory content monitoring mechanism was in place.

As a result of constant engagement with the senior management of the platform. Before and after the implementation of the ban. TikTok has ensured moderate content in accordance with social norms. And Pakistani law and has ensured that it Users who are permanently involved. In uploading illegal content have been barred from the platform.

The PTA, as a facilitator of the development of Internet and digital companies for digital veterans on the Internet. Has decided to lift this ban. Will not be used for the spread of pornography / obscenity and social values ​​will not be abused. If the above condition is not met, the PTA application will be forced to stop permanently.

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