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Pakistan Lifts TikTok Ban For Second Time

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Pakistan lifted a second ban on TikTok on Thursday, citing “immoral and unethical” content, after the video-sharing app offered to moderate uploads once more.

Last month, a court in Peshawar, Pakistan’s northwestern city, ordered the communications regulator to block the app due to videos that it deemed to be against the country’s deeply conservative moral values.

“The app has assured us it will filter and moderate content,” Jahanzeb Mehsud, a lawyer for Pakistan Telecommunications Agency, told AFP.

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After the first brief ban in October, the Chinese-owned platform — which is extremely popular among Pakistani youth, particularly in rural areas — agreed to moderate content

It has previously been blamed by one of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s advisers for promoting the “exploitation, objectification, and sexualization” of young girls.

TikTok applauded the lifting of the ban.

The government’s creeping censorship and control of Pakistan’s internet, printed and electronic media has long been criticized by freedom of speech advocates.

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