Pakistan Announced the Ban on TikTok

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According to Observer, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) issued an announcement on October 9, announcing that Pakistan will ban TikTok because it has received a large number of unethical and indecent content on TikTok from all walks of life. Complaints” .

Previously, Pakistan banned multiple dating apps including Tinder for the same reason in early September.

Naijatechnews learned that Sensor Tower data shows that TikTok has been installed 43 million times in Pakistan. In terms of installation volume, Pakistan has become TikTok’s 12th largest market. Sensor Tower estimates that TikTok has been installed 2.2 billion times in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

According to a report by the American technology media The Verge, Pakistani regulators stated that they gave TikTok “a considerable amount of time” to respond to their concerns, but the company “did not fully comply with the regulations.”

TikTok stated that it has “implemented strong protection measures” and hopes to return to Pakistan. A TikTok spokesperson said in a statement: “TikTok is an inclusive platform based on creative expression. We hope to draw a conclusion that will help us serve the vibrant and creative online community in this country.”

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