The Peshawar High Court ordered to ban TikTok — the popular social media platform for entertainment videos — over proliferation of videos spreading obscenity in society. The order said that videos being uploaded to TikTok were unacceptable for Pakistani society adding that TikTok is affecting most of the youth. Reports being received about the platform in Peshawar are sad.
The judge questioned whether the closure would hurt the platform to which the answer was in affirmative. It was also pointed out that TikTok has been contacted but no response has yet been received making the judge to order that TikTok should be closed down unless their officials comply with the request and cooperate in preventing immoral content.
The court was also informed that TikTok has no office in Pakistan and its head office was in Singapore and it was controlled from Dubai. TikTok, owned by a Chinese company, was banned in October after repeated warnings by PTA over alleged ‘unethical content’. However, the PTA later restored TikTok with conditions and warnings that it adhere to the laws of the country, the platform should not be used for spreading vulgarity/indecent content and values of society should also not be abused. TW