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By Vinershea | Apr 04, 2019 11:34 AM

When it comes to embracing newer technology or any new application, youngsters are usually much faster than adults. Currently, millions of teenagers are seeking their 15 seconds of fame through TikTok, which people feel is leading them towards pornography and inappropriate contents online.

Madras High Court asks Centre to ban use of TikTok app

From sharing jokes, clips and footage related to movies have dominated the platform. With this App, majority of teens are seen playing pranks, gaffing around with duet videos sharing with split screen to the strangers. Many are seen making cruel humour against innocent third parties. So looking at all this, the Madras High Court issued an interim direction to the central government, to prohibit downloading of the application. It has also sought to prohibit media from airing TikTok videos.

The decision on banning the app, comes two months after Tamil Nadu Information Technology minister M Manikandan said the state government will seek Centre’s help to ban TikTok.

A division bench comprising Justices N. Kirubakaran and S.S. Sundar said, “The media is prohibited from telecasting the videos made using TikTok mobile app. As it encourages disturbing content and degrades Indian culture. 

TikTok is a China-made app with over 104 millions users in India which has become hugely popular in rural India and home to 1.3 billion people. By posting the case to April 16 for further hearing, the interim direction to the government ordered to prohibit downloading of TikTok Mobile app, prohibition of media firms from telecasting TikTok videos.

Meanwhile, the governments of Indonesia and Bangladesh have already banned the usage of TikTok. Whereas, USA has passed ‘Children Online Privacy Act’ to prevent children from becoming cyber victims.