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Jordan bans TikTok after police officer killed in protests


AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan has imposed a “temporary ban” on the social media platform TikTok, a day after a police officer was killed during clashes with protesters that broke out over high fuel prices. Videos flooded TikTok and Jordan’s Public Security Directorate said on Friday that it was suspending the popular video application “after its misuse and failing to deal with publications inciting violence and disorder.” Truck drivers launched a strike last week to protest high fuel prices in the Arab kingdom. The strike and protests have spread to several cities across Jordan. Clashes erupted in multiple cities on Thursday, with police using tear gas to disperse them. The kingdom is a close Western ally and has long been seen as an island of stability in a turbulent region.

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