KATHMANDU: The Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) has issued a stern warning, signaling its intent to take action against internet service providers (ISPs) that fail to promptly shut down the popular social media platform TikTok.
In a press release issued on Tuesday, the NTA directed all ISPs and mobile service providers to enforce the immediate shutdown of TikTok.
Furthermore, the regulatory body urged service providers to swiftly implement the NTA’s instructions and promptly notify the Authority of any instances where TikTok continues to be accessible or utilized through their networks.
This directive follows a crucial decision made during a Council of Ministers meeting held on Monday, where it was determined that the usage of TikTok in Nepal is adversely impacting social harmony and the overall societal environment.
Citing TikTok as a source of disruption to the social fabric, the government resolved to ban its use with immediate effect.