Tic Tok formally known as Musicly, a short video creating and sharing app (Platform) is no more longer available on Google Play Store or Apple Store in India. The app was removed on a request of Madras High Court and Supreme Court on 17th April 2019. India is not first to take such step some other countries like Indonesia and Bangladesh has already banned Tik Tok within country. Tik Tok has massive user base of 120 million users and more than 9 million joined after october 2018. A report also says that a tic tok user spend around 52 mins on app per day. Therefore, it can be understood that how popular is Tik Tok was. Although the app is open for all age limit, stats says Tik Tok has maximum users ranging from 13 years to 18 years old young.
Its not hard to understand that it directly affects the youth of country in various forms such as, child pornography, Accidents, Clashes and etc. Therefore, here are 3 Reasons Why Tik Tok Is Banned In India.
Note: All the reason mentioned below may or may not be exact cause of banning Tik Tok in India. We do not consider Tik Tok guilty for any of the following reasons.
Why Tik Tok Is Banned In India?
Child Pornography is considered to be one of the main reason Why Tik Tok is banned in India, and mentioned by Madras High Court. As Tik Tok lets user to post 15 secs long videos, it has been found that some creators was creating Child Pornography content on platform. Child Pornography is world Wide banned and strict laws are followed for any such activities, therefore similarly Tik Tok has suffered the consequences of allowing users to post such content.
Accidents All Over India
When it comes of creative things Indian people put complete dedication into creation, and as a result of this many user has lost their lives in accident while filming video for Tik Tok. There are several cases such as; 24 year-old shot in Delhi while filming video for Tik Tok, Man losses his life in Punjab while making video for Tik Tok as he came under tractor, and so many more. Therefore it can been clearly observed that this app has taken so many lives while users are creating videos and can be considered as major factor why Tik Tok is banned in India.
Clashes Amongst Groups/ People
In ongoing election there was so many clashes seen within parties but now a days it has been found that due to TikTok so many clashes are being seen. One of the famous example of these clashes is Nillu-Nillu challenge. In this student vs local clash more than 12 people are injured as in this challenge a group of people suddenly stand on road in front of speeding vehicles and dance on they stop. There are so many more example of such clashes and can be considered as valid reason Why TikTok is banned in India.
So, these are some of the reason why Tik Tok is banned in India. Do you think we missed something comment down below and let us know.
I am Vaibhav Kulkarni, Blogger By Passion, Civil Engineer By Profession. I am Tech Enthusiast and Travel Lover. I started my journey 3 years back with some ideas and no coding experience. I was always fascinated with technology and its credibility. I firmly believe in “Creating jobs rather than asking for one”.