PTA has restored TikTok services with certain conditions: Press Release
According to PTA’s Press Release ” in the presence of vulgar, indecent, immoral content on the platform and its negative effects on the society; PTA has been continuously asserting TikTok to prevent its platform disseminating the unlawful content. However, TikTok couldn’t satisfy the Authority for taking concrete steps for blocking and removing unlawful content. Hene, the TikTok application was blocked until a satisfactory content monitoring mechanism is put in the place.
As a result of continuous engagement with the platform senior’s management before and after the imposition of the ban, TikTok has assured moderate the content in accordance with societal norms and laws of Pakistan and ensured that the users who are continuously involved in uploading unlawful content are blocked from the platform.
PTA, as a facilitator to the user,s healthy digital experience on the internet and growth of digital companies has, therefore, decided to lift the ban. However, restoration of the TikTok services strictly subject to the condition that the platform will not be used for the spread of vulgarity / indecent content, and the societal values will not be abused. PTA will be constrained permanently block the application, in the case said condition is not fulfilled.”