A heartbreaking day for Tik-Tok fans! After the ban on PUBG, now Tik Tok is being banned in the county.
In the midst of recent creation and distribution of illicit content, Government-owned body Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has asked Google and Apple to remove the Tik-Tok app from the Play Store and App Store respectively to forbidden further downloads and usage.
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) April 16, 2019
Tik-Tok app is an extremely popular user-generated video sharing app boasts about 119 million users from India.
The app is recently in the news after a PIL and a later interim order was passed by Madras High Court on April 3rd to ban the usage of Tik Tok in the country.
The app is alleged to allow sleazy and pornographic video content creation and propagation.
Though, for now, the Tik Tok ban doesn’t affect the users who have already downloaded the app or who might download the app outside the official Play Store, but this move against Tik Tok might disrupt its growth and damage their reputation.
The High Court has also directed that media companies should refrain themselves from broadcasting any videos that were created or posted on the app.
Government bans TikTok
— Dhruvin Shah (@dhruvinshah739) April 16, 2019
Here is what our Twitterati has to say on the ban of Tik Tok! Let’s see what they have to say!
Against the bill
Stongly Condemn banning Tiktok by indian courts claiming it “Inappropriate for children”
— Mangleshwar Singh (@Mangleshwar_S) April 16, 2019
Banning is not the solution
Just put a restriction on videos that are dirty, vulgar and not good for kids. #TikTokban
— Abrar SK (@abrarshaikh316) April 16, 2019
For the Bill-
totally support #TikTokban ??? finally a useful move by government. people who don’t know how to use such apps aren’t eligible to use them. also request government to ban every such apps and filter YouTube..because of JIO there’s so much of crap growing around in internet pic.twitter.com/0bGCqDqLKT
— HARI KIRAN (@meharikiran) April 16, 2019
Great decision from Indian govt. #TikTokban finally something sensible from the govt.
— Arun tiwari (@Aruntiwari1996) April 16, 2019
After hearing about Tik-Tok ban,
— Ashoc Hari (@AshocGowd) April 16, 2019
— noDDy? (@wildest_maniac) April 16, 2019
“ ?♂️TikTok users #reaction when they heard ?#SupremeCourt Decision on Banning #TikTok !!!”??
Much Awaited Step!?✅????#TikTok #TikTokban #sarcasm #meme #clcpicks @SarcasmHubb @canvaslaughclub pic.twitter.com/9uX3v2wXJc
— Rehan(@NinjaKatori) (@rs_vines) April 16, 2019
After Engineers TikTok? Stars Will Be The Most Unemployed Youth Of The Country ?.
Hope A New “TikTok BEROZGAR YOJNA” Stars Soon.#TikTokban
— Vicky kumar (@meh_hu_vicky) April 16, 2019
Do you think banning further downloads will stop the propagation of pornography and illicit content? Or do you think it is against the right and freedom of speech and expression?
So which side are you?