TIKTOK was banned by the Taliban for immorality.
A spokesman for Afghanistan’s militant rulers insisted that the popular app’s “dirty content is inconsistent with Islamic law.”
The video sharing network TikTok is also “misleading the younger generation,” Inamullah Samangani said on Twitter.
The decision, made during a cabinet meeting, is the first time the group has banned a social media app since it returned to power last year.
It also decided to block the popular South Korean PUBG Battlegrounds game and ban Afghan TV stations from broadcasting “immoral” content.
The crackdown on Chinese-owned TikTok is just part of the Taliban’s tough religious policing campaign.
Other policies include suspending girls’ high school education, forcing workers to grow beards and telling cab drivers not to let women travel more than 43 miles without a male family member.
Samangani added: “We have received many complaints about how the TikTok app and PUBG game is wasting people’s time.
“The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has been ordered to remove the apps from Internet servers and make them inaccessible to anyone in Afghanistan.”
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About 23 percent of Afghanistan’s 40 million people had access to the internet in January, and usage increased by 7 percent between last year and this year, according to a report.
Other popular social networks like Facebook and WhatsApp are still available.
https://www.thesun.ie/tech/8692464/tiktok-banned-taliban-afghanistan-filthy-content/ TikTok was BANNED by the Taliban in Afghanistan over the app’s “dirty content”.