Tiktok banned in Pakistan on Friday, October 09, 2020. Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz disclosed that Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering banning TikTok because we have to protect our cultural values. “In view of the number of complaints from different segments of the society against immoral and indecent content on the video-sharing application TikTok, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued instructions for blocking the application,” said in the official statement.
In Pakistan, the TikTok ban immediately took over Twitter, with netizens exhibiting various hilarious concerns through memes making #TikTok and #Banned number one trend on Twitter today. It has flooded with some mixed reactions, some appreciating the move by calling Tiktok as cancer virus and junk.
This act also engraves people by saying that there is nothing terrible in Tiktok. Tiktokers are just there to entertain us.
Others are saying that the government has taken a means of entertainment and socialization from their lives.
10 Million Followers ka Cake Bhi Nahi kata Abhi!
People are thanking PT for banning Tiktok; on the other hand, people feel sorry for some famous Tiktokers with millions of followers. Twitter is also trending with #jannatmirza, a famous Tiktoker who has recently reached 10 million followers, and people are not getting over this.
YouTubers after banning TikTok
YouTubers are said to be the happiest persons after Tiktok banned, similarly when Carry Minati was the happiest person after banning Tiktok in India.
Voice of Poor and Facade of PM
Google scholar Hidayat Ullah Khan (aka H U Khan) taking it to a profound level, saying this isn’t a ban on TikTok. It’s a classist ban on the poor and labor working class, so they don’t find a collective conscience
Moreover, he said, it was the voice of the poor in the social media revolution.
Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari has also reacted to this Tiktok ban and said banning Tiktok is a way of protecting the facade of Imran khan.
Another famous Tiktoker, Ali Khan Hyderabadi is not happy at all. He sad 6 million people followed him in 60 days. He made huge money and went to Dubai, but the Government of Pakistan has banned TikTok. He has asked his fans to follow him on twitter now.
Junaid Akram says it is not the app’s fault; the responsibility is in the user, so it is the need of the hour to educate the user.
Waqar Zaka is a Hope
People are thinking of Waqar Zaka as their last hope as he has a significant role in the unbanning of PUBG recently.
Pakistan becomes just the latest company to take action against the viral video app, which governments from India and Australia to the US have cracked down on. Concerns have ranged from security concerns about Chinese owners of the app to the nature of the shared content. Whether people are offended or supporting the decision, it is what it is, and they have to deal with this.
What are your thoughts on banning of TikTok?