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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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