The in style TikTok video-sharing app was blocked Wednesday in Pakistan for a fourth time due to “inappropriate content”, the nation’s telecommunication regulator mentioned.
The Chinese-owned web site has fought a sequence of authorized battles with spiritual activists and authorities within the conservative Muslim nation, and was shut down for 2 days earlier this month on the order of a provincial court docket.
Freedom of speech advocates have lengthy criticised creeping authorities censorship and management of Pakistan’s web and media.
“The action has been taken due to continuous presence of inappropriate content on the platform and its failure to take such content down,” the telecoms authority mentioned in an announcement.
A neighborhood TikTok consultant didn’t instantly remark.
The app has an enormous fan base in Pakistan, the place many individuals use it to market and promote items on-line.
But its critics within the deeply conservative Muslim nation say it promotes vulgarity and LGBTQ content material.
In June, TikTok mentioned it had eliminated greater than six million movies obtainable to Pakistan customers in simply three months following complaints from officers and atypical customers.
Around 15 p.c of the movies eliminated have been taken down due to “adult nudity and sexual activities”, the corporate mentioned.
Officials have beforehand requested YouTube to dam content material they deem objectionable, and a number of other relationship apps are prohibited.
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