Pakistan again lifts ban, fourth so far, on China’s TikTok

Pakistan’s media regulating authority has again lifted a ban on the popular Chinese video-sharing service TikTok, this time after four months

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s media regulating authority on Friday again lifted a ban on TikTok, this time after four months, following assurances from the popular Chinese video-sharing service that it would control the spread of indecent content.

It was the fourth time in the past 15 months that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority imposed and lifted such a ban.

Pakistan first blocked TikTok, which is very popular among Pakistani teens and young adults, in October 2020 over what it described as widespread complaints about allegedly “immoral, obscene and vulgar” content on the app.

Pakistan, which has close relations with China, has been urging TikTok to develop an effective mechanism to control unlawful content.

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