Indonesia overturns ban on Tik Tok

Source:Reuters-Global Times Published: 2018/7/11 22:03:42

Indonesia has overturned its ban on Chinese video app Tik Tok after it agreed to censor "negative content," the Communications Ministry said on Wednesday.

Tik Tok, the most downloaded app globally on Apple's app store in January-March, is popular among young people for its homemade music videos.

But access was blocked on July 3 by authorities in Indonesia, home to the world's biggest Muslim population, for featuring content deemed pornographic and blasphemous.

Ministry of Communications spokesperson Noor Iza said the app was unblocked by the government on Tuesday. The ban was overturned after Tik Tok agreed to clear "all negative content" from the app and open an office in Indonesia to liaise with the government over content.


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