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:
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