Following the protest against the online mobile game PUBG, now a popular media application called TikTok under the scanner to create a “law and order problem” as claimed by Nagapattinam MLA Thamimun Ansari. Ansari has asked the government of Tamil Nadu to ban the application, since, according to him, many obscene activities are being carried out. “I presented a problem that social workers in the community sent me that the mobile application was acting as a platform for heated debates against law and order, and for sharing sexually explicit material. The minister supported my position and promised to take measures to ban the application in Tamil Nadu, “said Ansari.
In response to Ansari’s request in the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu IT Minister N Manikandan told the legislative assembly that the state government will address the central government to request a ban on the Chinese application, as well as The way he got the Momo Challenge Blue Whale Challenge was banned last year.
The application, created by Bytedance, a Chinese Internet technology company, allows the creation of short videos that can be synchronized with any of the existing soundtracks. Recently, the application has faced an attack after several incidents of death, photos of girls and even meat trade were reported.