TikTok ban continues, authorities blame strike-related violence

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AMMAN — Social media app TikTok is still blocked in Jordan as of Saturday, the second day in a row after authorities suspended it in response to strike-related violence, according to Khaberni.اضافة اعلان

Jordanian users first noticed that the app was down on Friday morning. The Cybercrime Unit of the Public Security Directorate then declared that the website was temporarily suspended from Jordan citing the platform’s failure to regulate or deal with calls for violence posted to the platform.

The statement added that cybercrime teams are monitoring social media for hate speech or incitement, as well as attacks on law enforcement, property damage, or roadblocks.

Authorities announced that “saboteurs” opened fire on police in Maan on Thursday night, during violence related to the truckers’ strike. Col. Abdul Razzaq Al-Dalabeeh, deputy police chief of Maan, was killed and two other police officers were injured.

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