Some social media firms have registered with the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) for the primary time underneath the “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules, 2021”.
These firms embody Joyo Expertise Pakistan Pvt Ltd and BIGO Service Pakistan Pvt Ltd, generally referred to as the favored video-sharing functions Snack Video and Stay/Likee, respectively.
Based on a press release issued by the PTA on Friday, “significant social media companies are required to register with the PTA” underneath the aforementioned algorithm.
A ceremony was held on the PTA Headquarters in Islamabad for the registration course of, the place these firms had been awarded registration certificates.
The occasion was attended by the PTA chairman, senior officers and members moreover representatives of the newly registered firms.
The step has been taken in a bid to maintain a verify on the content material shared on the video-sharing apps in addition to to manage any “morally inappropriate content” on the platforms.