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PTA blocked 5 mobile applications for not removing immoral content

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has blocked five dating and live streaming applications for failing to curb inappropriate content.

According to a statement issued by PTA, the authority has blocked five dating / live streaming applications including Tinder, Tagged, Scout, Grindr and SayHi. Have given

In view of the immoral and unethical negative effects of these applications, PTA has issued notices to the management of these platforms to terminate the dating services and to moderate the live content in accordance with the local laws of Pakistan. Were

The platforms did not respond to the notices within the stipulated time, so the authority issued orders to close the said applications.

According to the statement, the PTA may reconsider its decision if it is assured by the management of the companies to moderate the immoral / obscene content in accordance with the local laws under an appropriate strategy.

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