Pakistan and Morality:
Pakistan is considered one of the closest ally of China. They are considered strategic partners for decades. They have been helping each other both politically and financially. However Pakistan banned on Friday, October 9th, 2020, after banning several dating apps last month, for supposedly aiding prostitution.
Pakistan’s telecommunications regulator said that, some content carried on TikTok had broken Pakistan’s morality law and indecent. He also added, Repeated requests to the app to filter out the content hadn’t worked.
A TikTok spokesperson said, “TikTok is an inclusive platform built upon the foundation of creative expression, and we are hopeful to reach a conclusion that helps us serve the country’s vibrant and creative online community.”
Critics do not want to believe the promise of Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to promote a ‘digital Pakistan’.
TikTok in other countries:
Pakistan’s neighbor country, India, banned this app in June alongside with many other Chinese websites and Apps, after the border conflict between China and India.
TikTok is facing a ban in the U.S. in November if the company doesn’t seal a deal with Oracle intended to safeguard the data of U.S. users.
Getting ban is so many regions could be devastating for this popular social media.
Immorality and Other Countries:
TikTok has also run into trouble in the past with Indonesia, Bangladesh, described by governments as pornographic. In Egypt, the reaction to TikTok has been more draconian, with arrests of women posting videos of themselves singing and dancing on the app—with clothes on.
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