There is literally no one online who is not aware of Tiktok in India. This app instantly gives us our 15 seconds of fame. What started off as an alternative to musically become an addictive habit for the people using the app. Some users started posting obscene vulgar videos. The problem with Tiktok is the fact that there are no age restrictions. Almost everyone can use it and many school students are getting addicted to Tiltok. This has led to more people voicing out for banning the app. Madras High Court on Wednesday asked the central government to ban TikTok, saying the app is “encouraging pornography”.
India users account for around 25% of the total downloads, and the app’s user base is estimated around 250 million which is according to an ANI report. Tik Tok has a widespread presence across India with the app immensely popular in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities. Hopefully we find a proper resolution for this instead of a complete ban. According to Sensor Tower’s report, Tik Tok recently achieved a feat of having 1 billion downloads collectively on Android and iOS. In 2018, Tik Tok was one of the most downloaded apps globally.
Google and Apple have removed Chinese internet firm Bytedance’s social media app Tik Tok from the Play Store and App Store following directions of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to do so, after an order by the Madras High Court on April 3 to prohibit its downloads. The Madras High Court on Tuesday had refused to stay the ban on the app and appointed an independent counsel to the case. The Court had asked the Centre to ban the app after hearing a petition by senior advocate S Muthukumar which said that children using the app were vulnerable to exposure by sexual predators. Is this the end of tik tok in India? Let us wait and see.