TikTok ban challenged in Sindh High Court
Web Desk 13 October 2020
Karachi: The decision to TikTok ban challenged in Sindh High Court. The petition says that some people are misusing the app, their IDs should be blocked.
According to details, a petition was filed in the Sindh High Court against the ban on tuck talk. Tuck tucker Muneeb Ahmed challenged the ban.
The petitioner contended that more than 20 million people use the TikTak app, some people are misusing the app, their IDs should be blocked, it is not right to close all people’s accounts.
The Sindh High Court granted the petition against the ban on tuck talk for hearing on October 15.
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It may be recalled that the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority had banned China’s popular video-sharing app TikTak and said that it was decided to block TikTak mobile application on all networks due to lack of effective mechanism to block immoral content. Instructions were also issued to the companies.
Citizens have reacted mixedly to the ban on tick-tock talk. Tick-tock talk had become so popular in Pakistan that it has become the cause of many accidents.
TikTok, owned by China-based ByteDance, has become hugely popular in a short period of time, by encouraging young users to post brief videos. Its quick rise has caught it in a firestorm, with a number of countries raising security and privacy concerns over its links to China.
The authority, in a statement, cited “complaints from different segments of the society against immoral/indecent content on the video-sharing application” as the reason behind the move and added that it has issued instructions for blocking of the application.
Both TikTok and PTA expressed the resolve to continue negotiations to reach a solution acceptable to both.
“The provision of a safe internet experience will be guaranteed for users in Pakistan,” said the PTA chairman.