Pakistan blocks TikTok over ‘inappropriate content’

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UAE
  • Date: 07/21/2021
  • Source: Gulf Insider
  • Sector: Transport
  • Country: UAE

Pakistan blocks TikTok over ‘inappropriate content’

Video-sharing app, TikTok, on Wednesday was blocked in Pakistan for a fourth time due to ‘inappropriate content’, the country’s telecommunication regulator said.The site has fought a series of legal battles with activists and authorities in the nation, and was shut down for two days earlier this month on the order of a provincial court.The action has been taken due to continuous presence of inappropriate content on the platform and its failure to take such content down, the telecoms authority said in a statement.The app has a huge fan base in Pakistan, where many people use it to market and sell goods online. However, its critics say it promotes vulgarity and ‘inappropriate content’.Officials have previously asked YouTube to block content they deem objectionable, and several dating apps are prohibited.Comments Read Next6 days agoUAE: Travelers from Pakistan must carry attested COVID-19 certificates3 weeks agoUAE: Airline extends suspension on flights from 5 countries until July 21June 7, 2021Train collision in Pakistan kills at least 30June 2, 2021UAE: Airlines extend flight reduction to Pakistan until June 15May 31, 2021Kuwait resumes visas for Pakistanis after 10 yearsMay 22, 2021Bahrain: New measures for arrivals from 5 countries from tomorrowMay 19, 2021Bahrain imposes 10-day quarantine for