In 2018, TikTok was one of the most downloaded apps on both Android and Apple devices.
There are a large number of Indians who use the app, and a substantial number from Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu Information Technology Minister M Manikandan said in the Assembly Tuesday that the state government will seek the help of the Centre to ban the mobile app TikTok.
The MJK leader and Nagapattinam MLA Thamimun Ansari raised the demand to ban the app, claiming that the app is “damaging” to Indian culture.
Manikandan said that the state will recommend the ban on TikTok the way they “tackled the Blue Whale challenge”,
On this app, people can create short, mobile-friendly videos which can be synced with an existing sound byte – often a song, movie dialogue, or a politician’s speech.
Tik Tok, which emerged as a popular app among the youth, has also turned out to be a veritable trap for unsuspecting school and college going girls as well as housewives.
Recently, the Chennai police busted a sex trade racket which used morphed pictures of women downloaded from Tik Tok to lure customers.
In Salem city in the state, police issued advisories to schools and parents to guard against students logging on to the app.
This followed large-scale complaints from parents that pictures of schoolgirls on Tik Tok were morphed with erotic content and circulated on the internet.
Police have suggested counselling sessions for students at home and in the schools.
It is still uncertain, what the app does to our culture but the app is unsafe for women who use it.