TIKTOK has been banned by the Taliban for being immoral.
A spokesman for the militant rulers of Afghanistan insisted the favored app’s “filthy content material was not in line with Islamic legal guidelines”.
Video sharing community TikTok can also be “deceptive the youthful era”, Inamullah Samangani stated on Twitter.
The choice, taken throughout a cupboard assembly, is the primary time the group has banned a social media app because it returned to energy final yr.
It additionally determined to dam the favored South Korean PUBG battlegrounds sport and bar Afghan telly channels from airing “immoral” content material.
The crackdown on Chinese language-owned TikTok is only one a part of the Taliban’s stringent spiritual policing marketing campaign.
Different insurance policies embody suspending highschool training for women, forcing employees to develop beards, and ordering taxi drivers to not enable ladies to journey greater than 43 miles and not using a male relative.
Samangani added: “We’ve acquired a number of complaints about how the TikTok app and PUBG sport are losing individuals’s time.
“The ministry of communications and data know-how was ordered to take away the apps from web servers and make them inaccessible to everybody in Afghanistan.”
Round 23 per cent of Afghanistan’s 40million inhabitants had entry to the web in January, and utilization rose seven per cent between final yr and this, a report discovered.
Different well-liked social media networks together with Fb and WhatsApp are nonetheless accessible.