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Pakistan has no choice but to block tiktok! But I like to use Chinese mobile phones and support Huawei

via:驱动之家     time:2020/10/11 20:23:27     readed:134

After India, tiktok, China's most successful app on the sea, was banned by another country.

This time, it's India's old neighbor and adversary, Pakistan.

Yes, you're right, the Chinese people call it

Based on the relationship between China and Pakistan, this may sound a little weird

So far, tiktok has responded.

Why did Pakistan ban tiktok?

The Pakistani government decided to ban tiktok on October 9.

On the same day, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) said on twitter that in view of the number of complaints about immoral / indecent content on the video sharing app tiktok from different social strata in Pakistan, PTA has issued an instruction to ban the application.


So the reason for the ban is simpleThe content on the tiktok platform was found to be unethical / indecent and has been subject to complaints.

The PAA also said it had been reviewing and evaluating the content itself and complaints about the content on the tiktok platform, and had previously sent an ultimatum to tiktok asking it to develop an effective mechanism within a fixed period of time to adjust illegal online content in response, so as to comply with the instructions of government departments.

However, tiktok did not fully comply with the government's instructions, so the Pakistani government finally decided to ban tiktok.

The decision came after Prime Minister Imran Khan showed strong interest in the issue, according to a Pakistani official quoted by Reuters as saying that Imran Khan also instructed the telecommunications authorities to do everything possible to stop vulgar content.

however,At the same time, PTA has informed tiktok that the Pakistani government is open to reconsidering the above decision, provided that tiktok can develop a satisfactory mechanism to deal with illegal content.

From the content of the announcement, the Pakistani government is trying to express

Tiktok response: hope to return to Pakistan

Pakistan did issue a ban on TikTok before the decision was made

As early as July 2020, PTA issued a statement saying that after receiving the complaint, it had sent a notice to tiktok and biglive (YY's live video social platform) to review the content on the platform, but their response was not satisfactory.

To this end, PTA directly blocked biglive; at the same time, PTA issued a final warning to tiktok, asking it to establish a comprehensive mechanism to control vulgar and immoral content through its social media applications.

obviously,Over the next few months, tiktok's performance failed to satisfy the Pakistani government, which led to the ban.

As one of the most popular social media applications in the world, tiktok is also popular in Pakistan.

According to the data from sensortower, at present, the number of tiktok installed in Pakistan has reached 43 million times. In terms of installation quantity, Pakistan has become the 12th largest market of tiktok; at the same time, tiktok is also Pakistan's third most downloaded application in 2019, after WhatsApp and Facebook.


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In response to the ban imposed by the Pakistani government, tiktok said it has a strong protection policy in Pakistan and hopes to return to Pakistan.

Tiktok also said:

Tiktok is an inclusive platform based on creative expression, and we hope to come up with a solution to help us serve the country's dynamic and creative online community.

Chinese enterprises behind Pakistan's Digitalization

If it had not been for the killing of tiktok, most Chinese would not have paid special attention to the development of science and technology in Pakistan.

But in fact, Pakistan also attaches great importance to technology and digitization.

For example, in 2018, the Pakistani government passed the first

As of January 2020, of Pakistan's total population of 218 million, there were 76.38 million Internet users, with an Internet penetration rate of 35 per cent and an annual growth rate of 17 per cent


However, although Internet penetration is low, Pakistan's telephone penetration rate is as high as 75 per cent, with nearly 165 million telephone users as of January 2020

It is worth mentioning that Chinese manufacturers are indispensable to Pakistan's mobile phone market.According to Pakistan's smartphone market ranking published by Pakistan's "Dawn News" in 2019, oppo ranks first with a share of 25%, followed by Samsung, Huawei and vivo with a share of 19%, 15% and 13% respectively.

In the Internet market, Pakistan still has a lot of room for growth, among which e-commerce develops well, but there are also Chinese Internet enterprises behind it. In May 2018, Alibaba has acquired daraz, an e-commerce platform in Pakistan.

Notably, in March 2018, Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate of Alibaba, contributed $184.5 million to acquire TMB45% stake in Pakistani companies, TMB its Easypaisa is the largest local e-payment platform in Pakistan

In addition, Pakistan is reluctant to fall behind in the 5g era. In September, Prime Minister imrankhan of Pakistan, speaking in a meeting with Huawei's delegation, saidWe will give full support to Huawei's information and communication technology solutions in Pakistan.


At present, Pakistan's ban on tiktok is different from that in India.

India's consideration of banning tiktok and even more than 200 Chinese apps is more out of pressure on China's technology industry. In the case of the relationship between the two countries has not improved, it can be said that there is no room for maneuver. However, Pakistan blocked tiktok mainly because of dissatisfaction with its platform content.

Once tiktok's rectification is successful, there will still be opportunities to unseal tiktok in Pakistan.

Thinking question:

And the Pakistani government TikTok, you think



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