Recently, Pakistan’s telecommunications regulator issued a final notice to Chinese video social media giant TikTok over obscene and vulgar content.The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) had earlier pointed out the issue and said that they had already warned the app owners but received responses that were “not satisfactory”.
Moreover, PTA has also banned live streaming app Bigo under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act.The Government of Pakistan released the notice in which it was written:
Number of complaints had been received from different segments of the society against immoral, obscene and vulgar content on social media applications particularly Tik Tok and Bigo, and their extremely negative effects on the society in general and youth in particular.
They further added:
IYLA had issued necessary notices to the aforementioned social media companies under law to moderate the socialization and content within legal and moral limits, in accordance with the laws of the country.
They concluded by saying:
However, the response of these companies has not been satisfactory. Therefore, in exercise of its powers under PECA, PTA has decided to immediately block Bigo and issue a final warning to Tik Tok to put in place a comprehensive mechanism to control obscenity, vulgarity and immorality through its social media application.
Earlier this month, the government had also temporarily banned the popular online battle game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG, calling it ‘addictive and total wastage of time’.
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