Tiktok Responds to PTA Over Final Ban Warning

Tiktok Responds to PTA Over Final Ban Warning

After the “final warning” issued by the PTA to the Chinese short video app, TikTok, TikTok’s has issued a response to a final ban warning from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to monitor and regulate content on the Pakistan-based app.

In their statement they said the following:

We deploy a combination of technologies, and moderation strategies to detect and review problematic content that violates our terms of use and comprehensive Community Guidelines, and implement appropriate penalties including removing videos and banning accounts.

The statement by TikTok as response to PTA further mentions:

Based on our H2 2019 data (July 1 – December 31, 2019) from our Transparency Report, our moderation system proactively caught and removed 98.2% of videos before a user reported them; of the total videos removed, 89.4% were taken down before these videos received any views.

In Pakistan, the app is commonly used across a variety of economic backgrounds to share short videos, often depicting people singing along, or lip-syncing, to famous songs; or performing scenes overlapped with common Bollywood movie dialog.

Earlier this month, PTA blocked Bigo, a Singapore-based company, provides live video streaming and video content creation services to users on its platform

Usman Ghani

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