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Taliban ban TikTok in Afghanistan as part of moral policing drive

The Taliban cabinet has also decided to block the popular South Korean PUBG battlegrounds game and bar Afghan television channels from airing 'immoral' content.

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New Delhi: ByteDance Ltd’s TikTok will be banned in Afghanistan as part of a moral policing drive by the ruling Taliban, a spokesman for the group said.

The widely-used social media application is “misleading the younger generation,” Inamullah Samangani said on Twitter.

The decision taken during a cabinet meeting Wednesday, is the first time the militant group has banned an app since they came to power last year.

The cabinet also decided to block the popular South Korean PUBG battlegrounds game and bar Afghan television channels from airing “immoral” content, Samangani said.–Bloomberg 


Also read: School ban for Afghan girls, but Taliban leaders’ daughters play football, study medicine abroad


 

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