Pakistan has reportedly on Tuesday blocked its citizens access to the dating app Tinder and several others in a bid to control “immoral” and “indecent” content. Pakistan had earlier also threatened to shut down YouTube for similar reasons.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said it had barred users from accessing Tinder, Grindr, SayHi, Tagged and Skout after the social networking apps failed to “moderate… content in accordance” with Pakistan’s laws.
Shahzad Ahmad, director of digital rights group Bytes For All, was vocal about the illegal moralising of PTA and slammed it for the same.
He said, “If adults choose to be on an app, it is not for the state to dictate whether they should use it or not,” adding that the ban is “a completely ridiculous move” that people would find ways to circumvent.
However, as this happened, people in Pakistan exposed how men continue to be seen as superior gender in Pakistan and how they often cheat there wives using Tinder.
You took every thing form me. pic.twitter.com/wPBXETFBdr— Hamad Zafar (@itshamadzafar) September 1, 2020
sheesha cafes banned ❌— sugar kaka (@sugar_kaka) September 1, 2020
mixed gathering in schools/unis banned ❌
tinder banned ❌
totay banned ❌
jayein toh kidhr jayein?
we have already sacrificed our own lives for Pakistan.
Well, after reading all these looks like it’s only some men in Pakistan who can be tagged as immoral and not Tinder. Nevertheless, Pakistan has given Tinder and other applications a chance to clarify about their moraling policies to get the ban lifted.