The Peshawar High Court was informed that TikTok has blocked around eight million objectionable videos and around 400,000 accounts for uploading those videos in the country.
What Happened: Counsel for Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Jehanzeb Mehsud and its director technical told Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan and Justice Syed Arshad Ali that the regulator had increased the number of ‘moderators’ from 116 to 476 in the country to monitor the generation of content on TikTok in the country and to mitigate the creation of indecent or objectionable content.
The Context: TikTok was banned by the court in March, resulting in blocking people’s access to the video-sharing app. The ban was lifted on April 1, however, the court had directed the PTA to ensure that no immoral or obscene content was circulated on it. The TikTok management had also been formally requested to block all accounts, which had repeatedly been sharing lewd content on the app.