ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has directed YouTube to immediately remove immoral and sectarian content that is viewable in Pakistan.
According to the details, PTA wrote on social networking site Twitter that PTA has asked video sharing platform YouTube to broadcast immoral, obscene, nude content and hate speech and other content in Pakistan for quick removal.
The PTA has issued these guidelines in view of the inappropriate, immoral, highly negative effects of pornographic material on YouTube and the presence of hate speech.
PTA has contacted YouTube to immediately remove objectionable content and prevent such content from being spread through the platform across the country.
In addition, YouTube has been instructed to adopt an effective and moderate strategy for monitoring content so as to prevent access to disruptive content in Pakistan as well as to detect and delete illegal content. Steps can also be taken to reach illegal content and remove their sources.
Could It Be The Next YouTube Ban?
The government has already banned several social media apps in Pakistan previously, including popular game PUBG, social app Bigo Live, and TikTok quite recently. PTA’s stand for the removal of hateful and vulgar content from Pakistan could be another initial move to ban YouTube in Pakistan? According to the details, The supreme court of Pakistan has already hinted banning YouTube in Pakistan about a month ago.