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Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after pledge on ‘indecent’ content

© Lionel BONAVENTURE Pakistan said it would lift a recent ban on the video-sharing app TikTok after assurances that "immoral" content would be blocked

October 20 (AFP) - Pakistan said Monday it would lift a recent ban on the video-sharing app TikTok after assurances that "immoral" content would be blocked. The Chinese-owned platform, which is wildly popular among the country's youth, was banned earlier this month over what authorities in the ultra-conservative Islamic country deemed "immoral, obscene and vulgar" content. But the Pakistan Telecommunication ...

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TikTok star Jannat Mirza leaving Pakistan over shocking reason

Jannat Mirza revealed she is leaving Pakistan and moving to Japan. Pic - International The News

October 19 (International The News) - Pakistan's biggest TikTok sensation, Jannat Mirza, announced earlier that she is leaving the country for good. The news left Mirza's massive following of over 10 million devastated, making them wonder about the reason she is moving abroad. While interacting with a fan over the matter, Mirza revealed she is heartbroken over the 'sick mentality' ...

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Pakistan bans TikTok for ‘immoral’ and ‘indecent’ videos

TikTok is one of many social media sites that have struggled to moderate violent videos. Pic - Reuters

October 10 (The Verge) - Pakistan’s telecom regulator has banned TikTok, claiming the app failed to remove “immoral” and “indecent” content. The ban comes just over a month after the regulator, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, banned dating apps, including Tinder and Grindr, for the same reason. TikTok had been installed 43 million times in Pakistan, according to the analytics firm ...

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TikTok to challenge Trump’s executive order

FILE PHOTO: China and U.S. flags are seen near a TikTok logo in this illustration picture taken July 16, 2020. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration/File Photo

August 24 (Reuters) - TikTok said on Saturday it plans to file a lawsuit on Monday against President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting transactions with the popular short video app and its Chinese parent ByteDance, confirming an earlier Reuters report. Reuters exclusively reported on Friday that TikTok would challenge Trump’s executive order as early as Monday. TikTok said it had ...

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Twitter ‘looking’ at a possible TikTok tie-up

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August 10 (BBC) - Twitter has approached TikTok's Chinese owner ByteDance to express an interest in buying its US operations, according to sources. Video-sharing platform TikTok has been at the centre of fierce debate in recent weeks and takeover talk. Last week US Donald Trump ordered firms to stop doing business with TikTok within 45 days over security concerns. Tech ...

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Trump issues bans on China’s TikTok, WeChat, stoking tension with Beijing

The messenger app WeChat and short-video app TikTok are seen near China and U.S. flags in this illustration picture taken August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration

Washington, August 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with China’s ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of messenger app WeChat, in a major escalation of tensions with Beijing. The executive orders, which go into effect in 45 days, come after the Trump administration said this week it was ...

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China will not accept U.S. ‘theft’ of TikTok: China Daily

FILE PHOTO: Tik Tok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Shanghai, August 4 (Reuters) - China will not accept the “theft” of a Chinese technology company and is able to respond to Washington’s move to push ByteDance to sell short-video app TikTok’s U.S. operations to Microsoft, the China Daily newspaper said on Tuesday. The United States’ “bullying” of Chinese tech companies was a consequence of Washington’s zero-sum vision of “American ...

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TikTok hits back as Trump threatens to ban app in US

© Getty TikTok could be purchased by Microsoft after the company went head to head with the president

August 2 (Sky News) - Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has responded to Donald Trump's threat of a US ban by declaring: "We're not planning on going anywhere." In a video aimed at the app's supporters, TikTok spokesperson Vanessa Pappas said it was "here for the long run" and called people to "stand for TikTok". It followed a suggestion from the ...

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