PTA blocks five dating apps, including Tinder citing “immoral content”

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked five dating and live streaming applications including the popular Tinder app citing “immoral content”. The four other apps blocked by the authority are Tagged, Skout, Grindr and SayHi. The PTA had issued notices to the five platforms’ managements asking them to remove “dating services”, but blocked after the platforms did not respond.

The PTA said “keeping in view the negative effects of immoral/indecent content streaming through the above applications”, it had issued notices to the five platforms’ managements to moderate live streaming content “in accordance with the local laws of Pakistan”.

It added, however, that the PTA can “reconsider blocking” of the said applications provided their company managements assure adherence to local laws “with respect to moderating the indecent/immoral content through meaningful engagement”.

Source: Dawn