TikTok suspended in Jordan for third day

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AMMAN — Social media platform TikTok was suspended in Jordan for the third consecutive day as of Sunday after a report from the Public Security Directorate (PSD) stated that videos circulating on the app have incited violence.اضافة اعلان

Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Ahmad Al-Hanandeh had previously said that a communiqué received from PSD indicated that the platform’s services would be temporarily discontinued until further notice.

Jordanians across the Kingdom have been complaining about the suspension of TikTok since the Cyber Security Unit announced the decision on Friday. The hashtag #TikTok was trending locally on Twitter after many users announced that they had lost TikTok services.

The unit subsequently announced that the suspension was due to the fact that TikTok “had not dealt with misuses of the platform, in which users had glorified and spread acts of violence and promoted videos from outside Jordan, falsifying them to influence public sentiment”.

The unit announced that it monitors “everything posted on social media, especially hate speech and incitements to vandalism”, and will bring to justice anyone who commits such crimes.

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