Exclusive: Pakistan to block social media app TikTok for ‘immoral’ content – sources

In this news, we discuss the Exclusive: Pakistan to block social media app TikTok for ‘immoral’ content – sources.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan has decided to block social media app TikTok for failing to filter “immoral” content, three senior government officials said on Friday.

An official announcement to this effect will be made in a few hours, officials said.

“We have repeatedly called on them to put in place an effective mechanism to block immoral and indecent content,” one of the senior officials directly involved in the decision told Reuters.

“The platform, however, has not been able to fully satisfy the Pakistani authorities. The decision has been taken to block TikTok’s access to Pakistan, ”he said.

Reporting by Asif Shahzad; Editing by Euan Rocha and Toby Chopra

Original © Thomson Reuters Corporation

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