TikTok vows to comply with local laws after PHC ban imposed on App

TikTok comply with local laws
TikTok vows to comply with local laws after PHC ban imposed on App

With veneration the TikTok vowed to comply with the Peshawar High Court (PHC) order to ban the social media application after complaints that it was spreading immorality.

During the hearing, DG Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) told the court that they have approached the TikTok authorities after receiving complaints of the presence of immoral videos on the forum. Earlier, two woman lawyers had moved the court against the objectionable contents being uploaded on the app.

The Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) issued directions to service providers to immediately block access to the TikTok App. During the hearing of a case on Thursday, the PHC had ordered for the blocking of App.

The official statement from TikTok regarding the ban notification from the Peshawar High Court stated that maintaining a safe and positive in-app environment is essential to the TikTok experience. We use a combination of technologies and moderation strategies to detect and review content that violates our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines (https://support.tiktok.com/ur/privacy-safety/community-policy-ur), and we implement penalties, including removing videos and banning accounts when there are violations. Our H2 2020 Transparency Report shows that we aggressively and proactively take down inappropriate content in Pakistan.

This highlights our commitment to complying with local laws. The statement added in fact, we have enhanced moderation capabilities in Pakistan, with our local-language moderation team growing close to 250pc since September.