A petition seeking ban on youngsters’ famous mobile app Tik Tok has been filed in Lahore High Court. As per details, petitioner Advocate Nadeem Sarwar contended that Tik Tok was spoiling the youth by wasting their money and time. The app was promoting vulgarity and was further giving rise to blackmailing and harassment in society, the petition read.
The federal government, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) were made parties to the petition calling for a ban on the Tik Tok.
The petition requested the court to direct the PTA to restrict Tik Tok in the country while instructing the federal government to draft a privacy protection act. “The court should stop the PEMRA from broadcasting Tik Tok videos,” the petitioner said.
TikTok is one of the most popular — and most interesting — social media apps on the planet. The gist is this: Users film videos of themselves lip-syncing or acting out comedy sketches, up to 15 seconds long, and can choose from a database of songs, effects, or sound bites. Collaboration is a major incentive — you can do a “duet” with someone by replying to their video, which creates a split-screen diptych, thus feeding into an endless chain of reactions. Users can also upload their own sounds, so it’s possible to lip-sync to someone else’s original video.
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18 September, 2019