Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday revealed that Tik Tok will invest half-million dollars for the training of content producers, after the app was blocked for immoral content. PTA also revealed that Tik Tok has blocked 4 million videos during the last three months and suspended 25000 accounts. This was revealed before the Senate standing committee on Information and Technology.
Pakistan’s biggest TikTok sensation, Jannat Mirza, announced earlier that she is leaving the country for good. The news left Mirza’s massive following of over 10 million devastated, making them wonder about the reason she is moving abroad. While interacting with a fan over the matter, Mirza revealed she is heartbroken over the ‘sick mentality’ of people living in Pakistan.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has decided to ban live streaming application Bigo,citing complaints from people regarding the “immoral, obscene and vulgar” content. Morever, the authority also issued a “final warning” to video-sharing service TikTok over problematic content on the platforms. The PTA said the video sharing apps were having negative effects on the society in general and the youth in particular.
The PUBG ban in Pakistan has stirred up a lot of controversy, leaving the egaming audience agitated and hopeless. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) banned the game following three suicides, numerous complaints and termed it ‘addictive and waste of time’. However, egamers believe PTA has largely undermined the pros, a source of income for marginalised community being the major one.
Trading volumes for the Shiba Inu meme-based cryptocurrency spiked nearly 2,000% in the last two days as videos on TikTok encouraged users to invest. The whimsical asset’s price climbed 35% to $0.035 over the same period. Some of the videos on TikTok, garnered more than 100,000 “likes,” while all videos with the “dogecoin” hashtag amassed several million.
As border tensions increase between world’s two most populous nations, India on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat. The apps were banned over national security and privacy concerns after several complaints were received by the ministry alleging theft of users’ data and violations of user privacy. It was unclear when the ban would come into force.
A teenager boy accidentally shot and killed himself while filming a video for popular video-sharing platform TikTok in Sikandarabad, Karachi. The 17 years old deceased was reportedly filming himself while holding his father’s pistol to his temple when he accidentally pulled the trigger, killing himself. The police stated that the pistol was licensed and belonged to the boy’s father, a labourer.
In order to educate the general public about Coronavirus, Governor Punjab has joined hands with famous TikTok stars in Pakistan. A number of famous TikTokers were invited to the Governor House, where they were guided about their role during the on-going pandemic. The Governor instructed the influencers to create awareness about the virus and its leading problems among the common people.
TikTok star Ghani Tiger’s father was gunned down in Sialkot two days ago. Police have arrested three people nominated in the FIR while the affected family has continued its appeals for justice. The incident happened in Sialkot’s tehsil Pasroor. A children’s squabble two days ago led to firing which killed Ghani Tiger’s father Dawood Butt while five people, including Ghani’s brother, were injured.
TikTok, the fast-growing mobile video app, pledged Thursday to contribute $250 million to coronavirus relief efforts around the world. The funds would be for front line medical workers, educators, and local communities deeply affected by the global crisis. The move follows similar announcements from technology firms including Google, Facebook and Netflix as well as from leaders of Microsoft, Amazon and Twitter.