Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S Ramadoss has come down heavily on Tik Tok app and said the government should strictly monitor it.
In a statement, he said the app is spoiling the minds of youngsters and is making them addicted to it. He also pointed out that the app was banned in Indonesia.
"The government should take steps to scrutinse the appa nd the posts in it," he urged.
TikTok, also known as Douyin in China, is a social media app for creating and sharing videos as well as live broadcasting. According to the app's team it is the destination for short-form mobile videos. "Our mission is to capture and present the world's creativity, knowledge, and precious life moments," it says.
Launched in September 2016 by ByteDance, it is a leading short video platform in Asia and has extended to other parts of the world, becoming one of the fastest-growing apps with a large community across several countries for short music videos.
Allowing users to create musical, dance, comedy, acting, lip-sync and other types of short videos in 15 seconds, the app has achieved more than 500 million global users across 150 countries.
Douyin was launched by ByteDance in China in September 2016, and branded as TikTok for the international market when it started to expand into Indonesia in September 2017.