Pakistan bans TikTok for ‘immoral’ and ‘indecent’ videos | The Verge

acastro_190402_3308_Guide_TikTok_0001.0 Pakistan bans TikTok for ‘immoral’ and ‘indecent’ videos | The VergeIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Pakistan’s telecom regulator has banned TikTok, claiming the app failed to remove “immoral” and “indecent” content. The ban comes just over a month after the regulator, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, banned dating apps, including Tinder and Grindr, for the same reason.

TikTok had been installed 43 million times in Pakistan, according to the analytics firm Sensor Tower. That made it the app’s 12th largest market in terms of installs. The firm estimates TikTok has been installed 2.2 billion times total across Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.

The ban comes just a few months after TikTok was removed in India over concerns around the…

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