Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after just 10 days
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
Pakistan has lifted its ban on TikTok, just 10 days after blocking the app on the grounds that it hosted “immoral” and “indecent” videos. Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority (PTA) now says that TikTok has “assured” the agency that videos will be moderated “in accordance with societal norms and the laws of Pakistan.”
TikTok had not been fully responsive in the past to Pakistan’s demands for restrictions on accounts and videos. The company’s latest transparency report showed that TikTok acted on only two accounts out of 40 from which Pakistan requested content be restricted. The PTA’s statement suggests that TikTok moderation may be stricter in the country going forward.
"A disproportionate amount of videos are already removed in..."
💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions
Cher and the rescue of a lonely elephant in PakistanSinger Cher was one of those who campaigned for a better life for Kaavan the elephant who is now heading to a new home.
If Muslims are 'Pakistani', Sardars are 'Khalistani', then who is 'Hindustani': Mehbooba asks BJP
Credit: ANI Duration: 01:38Published
'Muslims labelled as Pakistani, Sikhs as Khalistanis, and activists as urban naxals: Mehbooba Mufti attacks Modi govtShe alleged that the media had become biased, adding that it has become the lapdog of the government.
Pakistan desperate to push in terrorists, says Army chiefTerrorists from across the border in Pakistan are making desperate attempts to infiltrate into Jammu & Kashmir to disrupt normal democratic processes, said Army..
TikTok: Norwich student says reaction to art 'blows my mind'Olivia Elsey, 22, started sketching her favourite buildings as something "fun" to do in lockdown.
ByteDance gets another extension from US government for TikTok saleIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
The Trump administration has once again extended the deadline for ByteDance to sell video sharing platform..
Beware of those gifts you see on social media ads. They may never arrive.More consumers are complaining about losing money after responding to an ad on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter, regulators say.
U.S. gives extension to sale order of TikTok
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 01:20Published
US grants China’s ByteDance new seven-day extension of TikTok sale orderThe Trump administration on Wednesday granted ByteDance a new seven-day...
Watch: India’s Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles tested; 30 km range
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 01:13Published
You Might Like
Related videos from verified sources
Related news from verified sources