TikTok access for children will be restricted by the PTA


The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) informed a Peshawar court that it was working on a scheme to prevent children from accessing TikTok.
During a hearing in a Peshawar court demanding action against objectionable TikTok content, PTA officials and the deputy attorney general provided an acquiescence report, highlighting processes to be done to eliminate such content.
“We are developing a mechanism to prevent children from accessing TikTok,” a PTA representative said.
TikTok is also used by youngsters aged 14 to 18 years old, according to the PTA.

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He stated that hundreds of thousands of videos are published to the short video app every day, but that inappropriate content is removed on a daily basis.
A report submitted to the court stated that “a focal person from TikTok will also be designated soon.”
The report also stated that the app has been banned on the orders of the Sindh High Court.
According to a recent source, the Chinese short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, announced on Saturday that all legitimate users under the age of 14 will now use the app in a “youth mode,” in an effort to safeguard the young from inappropriate content.
Children under the age of 14 can only use the app for up to 40 minutes each day, and only between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., according to Douyin, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance.

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