TikTok, a popular mobile phone application that allows users to shoot and share 15-second videos with the lip-syncing set to popular film songs and dialogues among others.
A large number of youngsters are hooked to the app has prompted T.N. Information Technology Minister M. Manikandan to announce in the Assembly that he would get the Chinese-developed app banned.
PMK leader S Ramadoss sought a ban last month complaining that many users were uploading “suggestive sexual dance choreography”.
Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi MLA M. Thamimun Ansari raised the issue saying people, regardless of age groups, gender, groups, we're getting “addicted” to the application.
It would lead to cultural degradation and even law and order issues, he called for government action against the application.
Reacting to that, Mr. Manikandan said the government had been receiving reports in this regard. Just as it did in the case of the ‘Blue Whale’, a game being operated through social media platforms, it would recommend to the Centre to get the application banned.