Pakistan Telecom regulator Tiktok has been banned for failing to remove “immoral” and “obscene” content. The ban comes a month after the regulator, the Telecommunications Authority of Pakistan, banned dating apps including Tinder and Grinder for the same reason.
According to Censor Tower, an analytics firm, Tikak has been founded 43 million times in Pakistan. It is the app’s 12th largest market in terms of installations. Tikotok is estimated to have been installed a total of 2.2 billion times in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.
The ban comes just months after TechTak was removed to India due to concerns about the app’s Chinese ownership. The United States is still moving to ban Tic Tac Toe on similar concerns. The ban is currently suspended due to a court order, but other sanctions will take effect in mid-November.
Tic Tac Toe remains a cultural phenomenon due to high pressure from regulators around the world. But ongoing sanctions – particularly pending sanctions in the US – pose a real threat to application development because they could indefinitely reduce new installations in major markets such as the US and India.
He said regulators in Pakistan had given Tiktok “a lot of time” to respond to their concerns, but the company had “completely failed to comply”. A recent transparency report indicates that government officials in Pakistan have asked Ticcock to ban 40 accounts in the first half of 2020, but the company has limited only two of them.
Tiktok said they had strong security and hoped to return to Pakistan. In a statement to Tick Cock spokeswoman The Verge, “Tick Cock is a comprehensive platform built on the foundation of creative expression, and we look forward to coming to a decision that will help us serve the nation’s powerful and creative online community.” Does. “