On Monday, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) requested that TikToK stack vulgar, inappropriate, and inhumane viewership content in Pakistan.
According to a press release issued here on Monday, Chairman PTA had an online meeting with TikTok senior management in the wake of growing concerns in society regarding content
In light of the rising concerns in society regarding content, the PTA chairman carried an online meeting with TikTok’s senior executives, “a press release issued by the company said. “While recognizing the platform ‘s recent measures to stop indecent content, the PTA chairman called on the platform to put in place a stronger monitoring and moderation mechanism so that unlawful content will not be accessible in Pakistan.
This action was taken in the context of growing societal concerns over the content being shared on the platform. Chairman PTA, held an online meeting with TikTok’s senior management and praised their earlier attempts to downgrade unethical content. However, PTA has asked them to put more rigorous and steadfast measures on the regulation of material and the process for moderation.
Also, PTA asked YouTube not only to discourage videos encouraging hate speech against government and ethnic communities. The authority has reached out to YouTube for help in this matter and has demanded collaboration in stopping inflammatory videos from disseminating like this.
Furthermore, the TikTok has been into the hot waters since the start of the year all around the world. The US government announced earlier this summer that it was planning to ban Chinese social media applications like the popular TikTok app. President Trump signed two executive orders in August to block dealings with ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok. In China, TikTok and WeChat ‘s international counterparts-video and messaging applications like YouTube and WhatsApp-have been banned for years.
However, this caused uproar on social media, in which people argue that this is a gross infringement of their universal human rights, which is freedom of expression.