TikTok wasn’t banned in Pakistan

Posts on Facebook and Twitter, which have been shared hundreds of times, claim that Pakistan would block music video app TikTok from January 10, 2019. TikTok said the claim was false; Pakistan’s telecoms regulator said it was not responsible for any ban, and the app was still on the market within the country days after the ban supposedly came into effect.

This January 6, 2019 Facebook post says: “Tiktok will be illegal in Pakistan from January 10 #PTA,” relating the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority.

Another January 7, 2019 Facebook post says: “Change has come, change has come. Social media app Tiktok will be shut down in Pakistan from January 10: Prime Minister Imran Khan: Sources.”

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