PTA, dating apps, Pakistan

Five dating apps banned in Pakistan over ‘immoral content’

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked access to five dating/live streaming applications i.e. Tinder, Tagged, Skout, Grindr and SayHi.

In view of negative effects of immoral/indecent content streaming through above applications, PTA issued notices to the management of above mentioned platforms for the purpose of removing dating services & moderate live streaming content in accordance with local laws of Pakistan.

Since the platforms did not respond to the notices within the stipulated time therefore the Authority issued orders for blocking of the said applications.

PTA can, however, reconsider blocking of the said applications provided management of the companies assures adherence to the local laws with respect to moderating the indecent/immoral content through meaningful engagement.




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