Ban for dangerous TikTok app soon?

State IT Minister M Manikandan informed the Tamilnadu Assembly yesterday that government will seek the help of the Centre to ban the mobile app TikTok. He was replying to Nagapattinam MLA Thamimun Ansari who said the app is damaging Indian culture. The Minister said that the state will recommend the ban on TikTok the way they tackled the Blue Whale challenge.

TikTok is one of the most popular mobile apps today, and in 2018 was one of the most downloaded apps on both Android and Apple devices. 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.