Chinese owned app TikTok leadership held important meeting with Pakistan PTA

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Chinese owned app TikTok leadership held important meeting with Pakistan PTA

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Chinese-owned app TikTok's senior management held a virtual meeting days after the video-sharing app was banned in Pakistan.

In a press release, the PTA said that TikTok held the meeting with the authority in an effort to have meaningful engagement with PTA,and in compliance with instructions of the authority with respect to moderating the unlawful online content in accordance with laws of Pakistan'.

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TikTok highlighted the efforts that were taken and also shared a future strategy on how to improve content moderation keeping in mind Pakistan's laws. Acknowledging TikTok's efforts, the PTA chairman asked for tangible timelines for the proposed actions.

The press release added that both sides have resolved to continue their engagement to arrive at a mutually acceptable mechanism 'to continue to provide safe internet experience to the users in Pakistan'.

On Friday, PTA banned TikTok for promoting immoral, objectionable content. The decision was taken in view of the number of complaints from different segments of the society against immoral/indecent content on TikTok, PTA said.