Crime & Justice

Pakistan bans TikTok over “immoral” content for third time

Islamabad, Jun 28 (EFE).- A Pakistani court Monday banned the social network application TikTok in the country for the third time due to concerns over content allegedly promoting LGBTQ culture.

“TikTok is not respecting the law and basic injunctions of Islam as well as the culture of Pakistan,” the Peshawar High Court order read.

It has “recently started a social media campaign whereby they are celebrating LGBT-Pride Month,” it added.

The court ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to suspend all operations and access to the video app, while the parties involved have been summoned to court for a second hearing.

This is the third time the app has been banned in the country.

It was first banned on October 9, 2020 for “immoral and indecent content”. The ban was lifted just ten days later.

The second ban, imposed on March 11 this year, was lifted in April.

The Chinese app has about 14 million users in Pakistan.

Other apps including Tinder, Grindr and Tagged have already been banned since September. EFE


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