TikTok Blocks 8 million obscene videos in Pakistan and thousands of accounts

According to a court hearing on his services at the Peshawar High Court, the popular TikTok video-sharing application removed over eight million obscene videos and blocked about 400,000 accounts in Pakistan.

The hearing was chaired by a two-judge panel of Justice Chief Qaiser Rashid Khan and Justice Syed Arshad Ali. Jehanzeb Mehsud and his technical director update the panel on the moderation of content that was posting Tik Tok on Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

The petition was originally submitted by 40 Peshawar residents who sought to prohibit TikTok completely from violating Islamic Constitutional Provisions that prohibit the public display and sharing of all obscene acts.

While the court did not go so far as to permanently prohibit the application in the country, the panel observed that it would be in everyone's best interests to introduce a practical mechanism for measuring videos on TikTok.

In this regard, the PTA council revealed that the number of "moderators," which had helped remove objectionable content and accounts from the application, increased from 116 to 476 in the country.