Pakistani court docket bans Chinese language video service TikTok over ‘vulgar content material’

Pakistani court docket bans Chinese language video service TikTok over ‘vulgar content material’

The newest growth comes nearly six months after the Pakistani regulatory company briefly banned TikTok following complaints concerning the alleged presence of immoral and indecent content material on the social media platform

Pakistani court bans Chinese video service TikTok over 'vulgar content'

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Islamabad: Pakistan’s media regulatory company on Thursday once more blocked the Chinese language video service TikTok after two legal professionals approached a court docket within the northwest claiming the corporate was spreading vulgar content material.

The newest growth comes nearly six months after the Pakistani regulatory company briefly banned TikTok following complaints concerning the alleged presence of immoral and indecent content material on its widespread social media app.

A quick assertion from the company stated that it blocked TikTok in compliance with the orders of the Peshawar Excessive Court docket. It offered no additional particulars.

The Peshawar Excessive Court docket stated it acted on a petition from legal professionals Nazish Muzaffar and Sara Ali who requested the video-sharing platform be blocked till it complies with directions and pointers given to it by the Pakistani media regulatory company final yr.

Pakistan and China are shut allies within the area. In October, Pakistan blocked TikTok for 10 days.

A few of Pakistan’s TikTok celebrities on the time criticized the federal government for banning the video-sharing app, which is owned by China’s ByteDance and is the third-most downloaded app over the previous yr after WhatsApp and Fb. It has been downloaded nearly 39 million occasions in Pakistan.

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