Uzbekistan Political Party Proposes Complete Ban On TikTok

The Uzbekistan political party on Wednesday called for a complete ban of Chinese video-sharing app TikTok, accusing it of wreaking more harm to society than good.

The Adolat Social Democratic Party in a statement said that it is necessary to strengthen “criminal liability measures, and completely block mobile applications on the internet.”

Despite connectivity restrictions, TikTokers in Uzbekistanstill have access through using VPN applications, the statement added.

The campaign to ban TikTok is coming at a time when a young man filmed himself while kicking an elderly man last week in Samarkand, a tourist city known for its mosques and mausoleums.

In July 2021, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his anger over videos doing the rounds in TikToke which have dishonored the historical monuments to Commander Amir Timur (Tamerlane) and a famous poet Alisher Navoi.

Last month a court in Pakistan also issued a written order to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to ban immoral content shared on TikTok.

The PTA said that time said it has blocked 28.9 million videos from the app, while 1.4 million accounts are blocked for sharing immoral content.


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