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TikTok receives last warning as PTA blocks Bigo

Islamabad: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has blocked popular mobile phone app Bigo and issued last warning to TikTok.

According to a statement issued by the PTA, “number of complaints had been received from different segments of the society against immoral, obscene and vulgar content on social media applications particularly TikTok and Bigo, and their extremely negative effects on the society in general and youth in particular”.

The PTA said it had had issued necessary notices to both the social media companies under law to moderate the socialization and content within legal and moral limits, in accordance with the laws of the country.

“However, the response of these companies has not been satisfactory. Therefore, in exercise of its powers under PECA, PTA has decided to immediately block Bigo and issue final warning to TikTok to put in place a comprehensive mechanism to control obscenity, vulgarity and immorality through its social media application,” the statement said.

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