Wednesday, December 7, 2022

PTA removed 28.9 million TikTok videos , 1.4 million accounts blocked

TikTok videos with offensive content have been removed from the platform, and over 1.465 million accounts have been barred from posting such content, according to the company.

The information was revealed in a written judgment given by the Peshawar High Court, in which the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA released information on actions taken against obscene videos posted on the short video application.

The PHC stated in its written ruling that obscene content on TikTok is having a negative impact on young people and that it has been brought to their attention that action is being taken against such material on the social media network.

The order stated that those who shared the content avoided being held accountable for their actions and are now active in re-sharing such content as a result of the lack of accountability for their actions.

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The court ordered PTA to develop a method to prevent those who are involved in the spreading of obscene content from being able to access the application.

The PHC bench also applauded the actions taken by the PTA to prevent obscene content and urged that they be carried out in a more structured manner in the coming months.

In a ruling issued on March 12, 2021, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) declared the short video sharing and entertainment app to be unlawful.

“Until and unless some system is created to filter the material which is immoral and indecent and goes against our standards and ethics,” the court instructed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to disable the app.

On June 22, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) informed the  Peshawar High Court (PHC) that the authority had removed 9.8 million videos on TikTok that contained immoral content, in addition to blocking 720,000 accounts that were posting such content.

The director [technical] of the authority informed the Peshawar High Court (PHC) bench headed by Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan in a case pertaining to the removal of immoral content from TikTok that, as a result of their actions, TikTok has appointed a focal person for Pakistan for the first time, according to the director [technical].

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