Mumbai: Pakistan’s telecom authority said on Monday that country has decided to lift the ban on popular social media app TikTok after vowing to block all accounts involved in spreading “obscenity and immorality”.
The move comes 10 days after Pakistan failed to block “immoral and indecent” content.
According to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), “TikTok has agreed to moderate accounts as per local laws.”
According to analytics firm SensorTower, TikTok was the third most downloaded app in Pakistan in the last 12 months behind WhatsApp and Facebook.
The PTA had said that it was open to discussing with Ticktok if the company was prepared to moderate illegal content.
China-based ByteDance -owned TikTok has become extremely popular by encouraging young users to post short videos in no time. But the app has been mired in controversies in several countries, with concerns over privacy and security concerns due to authorities’ relationship with China.
Tiktok has denied that its relations with China raise security concerns in other countries.