Inside Pakistan’s War On TikTok

tick-tock jk

In 2019, TikTok came to Pakistan, and within a little over a year, the most popular Pakistani TikTokers had amassed tens of millions of followers. In October 2020, Pakistan Telecommunication Agency banned TikTok due to “immoral and indecent content”.

TikTok stars launched a Twitterstorm with the hashtag #UnbanTiktok, and within 10 days the ban was lifted. We will hear the real stories of these TikTokers and how TikTok stardom is not merely a hobby but also a source of income. The film explores these unlikely young people’s rise to fame; their income from TikTok; the adversity they faced for their unconventional online personas; how the ban initially affected them.

Subscribe to VICE News here:

Check out VICE News for more:

Follow VICE News here:
More videos from the VICE network:

#VICENews #News