Thursday, 27 January, 2022
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Topic: TikTok

In Pakistan, Hareem Shah’s ‘TikTok sarkar’ is more potent than Imran Khan’s tabdeeli govt

On the surface, it may all look like a prank. But Hareem Shah manages to make Pakistan go into 007 mode with her TikTok videos.

How TikTok’s unorthodox advertising attracted social misfits and weird niche subcultures

In 'Attention Factory', writer and speaker Matthew Brennan documents the complete story of TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance.

‘Publicity stunt, Pakistan assault victim didn’t try to flee mob’—new claims emerge

A report in The Pakistan Frontier termed the Minar-e-Pakistan incident a “publicity stunt”, which the Tik Tok influencer had planned.

400 Pakistani men sexually assault a woman in Lahore. Twitter says ‘no less than Taliban’

Lahore Police has filed an FIR against hundreds of unidentified men for sexually assaulting a woman who was filming a TikTok video at Minar-e-Pakistan on the country’s Independence Day.

Why Pakistan keeps banning and unbanning TikTok

What is particularly embarrassing with Pakistan's fourth ban on TikTok in less than a year is that President Arif Alvi himself had recently joined the app.

Imran Khan’s mobile phone is proving that the world is conspiring against Pakistan

A lot of allegations are flying fast and thick in Pakistan over Pegasus, TikTok, and Afghan envoy’s daughter – yeh mulk halat-e-conspiracy mein hai.

Banned for ‘spreading immorality’, TikTok gets relief in Pakistan after court withdraws order

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority had asked the court to revise its decision, which was based on a citizen's complaint that the Chinese app was spreading 'immorality & obscenity'.

TikTok ‘definitely hopeful’ India ban will be lifted, in talks with govt to resume operations

TikTok is hoping it can open up in India again, giving back creators their platform for content, but experts say New Delhi is unlikely to roll back the ban.

Instagram is dead. Reels killed it

Reels has become a rabbit hole of bad, patchwork, unimaginative content on loop. It will never be what TikTok was.

Israel-Palestine tensions aren’t just on the ground, some of it is escalating on TikTok too

Israelis have been angered by a recent spate of videos on TikTok, a video-sharing app run by Chinese firm Byte Dance, showing Palestinians filming assaults on unsuspecting Jews. 

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Defence

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Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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