The popular video and sharing app is ‘TIKTOK’, has been in news for the all wrong reasons for a while till now. Despite enjoying a loyal following of millions of fans across the globe, The application has faced its fair share of criticism, and a seemingly endless stream of controversies has ensured that there have been quite a few calls for it to be banned — calls that appear to have been answered with the Madras High Court banning the app within the country.
TikTok which has amassed 120 million monthly users in India — up from some 50 million it had five months ago — has faced this backlash because of some high profile incidents that have shown the platform in poor light and resulted in India joining the growing list of countries — including Bangladesh and Indonesia. Here are five incidents that were reported in the media about problems that allegedly arose due to the use of the said app and ultimately led to the ban on the app in India.
24-year-old shot in Delhi
The most recent incident that has fueled anger against Tik Tok is the case of Mohammad Salman, a 19-year-old boy from Delhi who reportedly lost his life after his friend Suhail Malik accidentally shot him while he was posing with a countrymade pistol for a TikTok video.
Reports claim that the incident took place on the night of April 13 when the two were driving to India Gate when the reported accident happened.
Tamil Nadu students