PTA also demands removal of immoral content from Tik Tak

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has also demanded the removal of pornographic, immoral and inappropriate content from the video sharing app TickTalk in Pakistan.

It may be recalled that two days ago, the PTA had demanded immediate removal of immoral, obscene and nude content and hate speech content from YouTube in Pakistan.

In this regard, a statement issued from PTA said that in view of the growing concerns in the society regarding the content on Tik Tak, an online meeting of the Chairman PTA and senior management of Tik Tak was held.

The statement said that while acknowledging the recent efforts of the video sharing platform to remove immoral content, the Chairman PTA demanded that a strong and moderate approach be taken to monitor the content so that Pakistan I could not access illegal content.

Earlier last month, the PT issued a “final warning” to the video app after receiving numerous complaints from various sections of society regarding pornographic and immoral content on Tik Tak and its extremely negative impact on the younger generation. ۔

After which, in a statement issued in response to the final notice from Tik Tak, it was said that the first priority of the app management is to keep the internal environment of the app safe and positive through compliance with the law.

The statement quoted Tik Tak’s July-December 2019 report as saying that 84% of the inappropriate videos removed last year were videos that no one had seen.

The statement claimed that 3,728,162 inappropriate videos uploaded by users in Pakistan during the same period were prevented from airing.

On the other hand, a miscellaneous petition was filed in the Lahore High Court last month for a ban on tick-tock, calling the video application a “great temptation of the modern age” and saying that it was a matter of rating and popularity on social media. It is also becoming a means of spreading pornography.

Keep in mind that TikTak is a Chinese social networking application that allows users to create video clips, lip sync songs and make short videos.

The popular video sharing application Tik Tak is very popular in many countries of the world including Pakistan and people of all ages keep uploading their videos on it.

However, many tragic incidents have also come to light regarding the video on this app, in which many lives have been lost due to being hit by a train or being shot while making a tick tock video.

It should be noted here that the PTA had banned the popular game PubG and Bego app among the youth, which drew strong reactions from the youth and some social media personalities.

The PTA later lifted the ban on PubG and Begum after assurances from both.