The Chinese app TikTok is in all sorts of troubles. Not because of the company’s mistake this time but of its users. The things have gone beyond the YouTube Vs TikTok debate that kept and is keeping the netizens. Videos glorifying rape, violence on the animal, religious conversion etc have become come on the platform.
#BanTikTokInIndia has been a top trend from the past 2-3 days. A video buy TikToker Mujibur Rehman, glorifying rape fueled the debate. National Commission of Women (NCW) Rekha Sharma urged the government to ban the app. Meanwhile, the ratings of the app on Google Play store are on constant fall.
Here are some of the videos from the platform:
However, the fact that not only TikTok but other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and video platforms like YouTube are also promoting evils of society is a big issue. The need of the hour is the regulation of such toxicity irrespective of the platforms. Government intervention is what that is needed.