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Pakistan suspends tik tok for spreading ‘immorality, obscenity’

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"...This is the third time the Chinese-owned TikTok will be shut down in Pakistan..."

Pakistan authorities have again blocked the popular TikTok social media app after a private citizen filed a petition accusing the company of promoting obscenity.

A representative of the company told AFP, that “The TikTok ban is effective from today,”  and users confirmed they could not access their accounts or view the short video clips that have made the app one of the most popular in the country.


This is the third time the Chinese-owned TikTok will be shut down in Pakistan because of alleged “indecent” content most recently in March, after which the company pledged to better moderate content.

On Wednesday, TikTok made it known that the platform had removed more than six million videos from its Pakistan service in the past three months alone, with 15 per cent of the videos featuring  “adult nudity and sexual activities”.


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