TikTok faces another national ban.
This time in Pakistan.
Officials said Friday (October 9) that they would block the video sharing app over ‘immoral and indecent’ content.
One told Reuters that they had repeatedly asked TikTok for a mechanism to block videos they consider inappropriate.
With no such system on offer, regulators have decided to ban the app instead.
The move comes after a ‘final warning’ from the country’s telecoms regulator in July.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has also reportedly taken a keen interest.
Officials say he ordered telecom authorities to do all they can to block vulgar content in the conservative Islamic republic.
TikTok has been caught in a global firestorm over security and privacy concerns.
It’s already blocked in India, and faces tough scrutiny in the U.S. and Australia.
The company, owned by China’s ByteDance, had no immediate comment on the Pakistan ban.