After PUBG, Tik-Tok Is Yet To Be Banned In India.

Tik Tok may get banned in India if the central government agrees to the suggestion from the Madras High Court. Tik Tok, which is earlier known as musically, is an application developed in China for creating short videos of duration 5-20 seconds approximately. It has become an obsession for people all over the world especially teenagers. It has become viral in Asia, the U.S and other parts of the world. As of now, Tik Tok is available in 75 languages over 150 markets. It is estimated that this app had more than 500 million users globally.

Last month, there was a huge uproar among the Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Tamil Nadu to ban this application as this app is used as a tool of pornography which would degrade Indian culture and tradition.

In March 2019, PUBG was banned in Gujarat which had enormous influence on students. The Rajkot City Police were also ordered to arrest people if they are found playing PUBG. Around 20 youngsters were also arrested under this issue.

Madras High Court heard a batch of Public Interest Litigation (PILs) by the citizens and lawyers and agreed that  Tik Tok was making children vulnerable to age-inappropriate content on its video sharing platform. It is also noted that Tik Tok is already banned in countries like Indonesia and Bangladesh and India will not be the first country to ban this application.

It has issued a three-tier order seeking for the prohibition of TikTok downloads,  the prohibition of the television telecast of videos created on it and also demanded a response from the Central Government on its position on the creation of legislation similar to the United States’ Children Online Privacy Protection Act.



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