PTA blocked over 1 million reported hyperlinks and web sites: Amir Azeem Bajwa

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PTA suggests individuals posting inappropriate content and videos on the site should be arrested. File photo
PTA suggests people posting inappropriate content material and movies on the positioning needs to be arrested. File picture

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Amir Azeem Bajwa has mentioned that the authority has blocked over 1.046 million reported hyperlinks and web sites.

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The PTA chairman knowledgeable the media about motion towards inappropriate and reported content material on social media platforms  at a press convention in Islamabad on Monday.

He mentioned that the PTA has acquired not less than 1.1 million complaints towards inappropriate content material.

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While talking in regards to the controversy surrounding the favored video-sharing, TikTok, Bajwa mentioned that the positioning has been blocked 4 occasions in Pakistan however “inappropriate and objectionable content” remains to be shared on the platform.

He mentioned that TikTok can’t cease anybody from importing a video, subsequently, the people ceaselessly posting inappropriate content material and movies on the positioning needs to be arrested. 

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“There is no international standard for controlling social media content, therefore, it should be controlled according to the norms and values of society,” mentioned Bajwa.

He additionally urged that TikTok directors ought to take passable measures based on Pakistan’s phrases and situations for social media use as a result of it isn’t very best for PTA to ban any social interplay platform.

Meanwhile, the PTA chairman advised that the PTA has blocked 175,000 stolen mobiles, having an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) code, 250 million unlawful cell units by way of the brand new cell phone verification system, and over 5 million cellphones having a replica IMEI code.

He mentioned that the supply of faux SIM playing cards has not stopped however the motion towards it’s underway. Penalties have been issued to the cell community corporations in an effort to curb the problem, he added.

IHC directs PTA to justify ban on TikTok

Last month, the Islamabad High Court had requested the PTA to formulate a mechanism relating to the operation of TikTok in Pakistan and seek the advice of the federal authorities somewhat than taking a unilateral choice to ban the app.

The TikTok was final banned in June this yr on the order of Sindh High Court to droop the video-sharing app TikTok throughout Pakistan until July 8. It was nearly three months after the nation had lifted a ban imposed on it.

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