Pakistan government on Thursday banned the popular microcblog platform, TikTok app after a court ruling on a private citizen’s petition that accused the company of promoting obscenity.
“The TikTok ban is effective from today,” a representative of the company told AFP, and users confirmed they could not access their accounts or view the short video clips that have made the app one of the most popular in the country.
“It is absurd,” said Imdad Kazmi, studying mass communication at a government university.
“It affects thousands of people who promote their products, fashion and other goods. The ban is not a solution at all.”