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Tamil Nadu govt plans to ban TikTok app

The minister said  that 'there have been reports that TikTok app is being used to degrade Tamil culture and is leading to law & order issues'. 

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Chennai [ Published on: February 12, 2019 22:16 IST ]

Tamil Nadu govt plans to ban TikTok app

The Tamil Nadu government today said that it will try to get popular music app TikTok 'in the same way blue whale game was banned'. 

Information & Technology Minister of Tamil Nadu M Manikandan today said in state Assembly that state government will take measures to ban TikTok app in the state. He said 'there have been reports that TikTok app is being used to degrade Tamil culture and is leading to law & order issues'. 

The minister said that the government would respond to concerns expressed by various

stakeholders, including political leaders in the state.

He was responding to Manithaneya Jananayaka Katchi (MJK) MLA M Thamimun Ansari, elected to the Assembly on the AIADMK symbol, who raised the issue on the floor of the House today.

Ansari allegedly that the social media app was misleading children and youth and expressed apprehensions that it could even lead to law and order problems and sought government action to ban the app.

Responding to Ansari, Manikandan said "political leaders and many others have been expressing concern" over the app.

"We will take up the matter with Centre to take action (possibly banning it)," he said.

He also recalled that earlier, the killer 'Bluewhale' game had also created problems, apparently indicating at fatal incidents like suicide by youngsters playing the online game.

(With inputs from agencies)

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