It was revealed by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) that TikTok has blocked 4 million videos in the last 3 months as well as suspended 25000 accounts.
This was unveiled before the Senate standing committee on Information and Technology which met with Rubina Khalid in the chair here on Monday.
According to the report, the committee was further informed that Tik Tok will invest half-million dollars for the training of content producers for creating good content.
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The issues taken up related to the imposition of a ban on Social Media applications in Pakistan and follow up the current status of the child abuse for filming and uploading videos on the dark-web with reference to the case reported in Rawat, Rawalpindi; as directed by the Committee in its meeting held on 25 November, 2019.
Chaired by Senator Rubina Khalid, the members present included Senator Kulsoom Parveen, Senator Taj Muhammad Afridi, Senator Fida Muhammad, Senator Faisal Javed, Senator Muhammad Khalid Bizenjo, Senator Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh and senior officers from Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications, PTA, Punjab Police (Rawalpindi) and FIA.
The meeting began with discussion on the Point of Public Importance raised by Senator Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh regarding problems being faced by IT Professionals and Investors due to the non-serious attitude of the Government.
The Mover, Senator Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh, stressed the need for a detailed response in writing adding that without that any further discussion on the subject would be futile. The matter will be taken up in the next meeting.
Deliberating over the imposition of ban on Social Media applications in Pakistan, the Committee was informed that under Section 37 of the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act, PTA has been authorized to eliminate or block/elimination of illegal online content if it feels it is essential in the interest of Pakistan’s Defence, Islam’s Glory, Contempt of Court, Decency and Morality, Defamation, Child Pornography, Modesty of Natural Person, Dignity of Natural Person, Public Order, Hate Speech, Incitement to an offense etc.
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