Madras High court has asked the government to ban Chinese video app TikTok on Wednesday, saying that it was 'encouraging pornography'. TikTok is an app that allows users to create and share short videos with special effects that have been created by Beijing Bytedance Technology Co. It comprises of funny clips and footages that relates to the thriving movie industry along with memes and videos to which users lip-sync and dance.
A division of Justice N Kirubakaran and Justice S S Sundar issued other media platforms to prohibit from telecasting videos made via TikTok. The court said, 'The government has to answer whether the union of India will enact a statute, like the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, enacted by the United States of America to prevent children from becoming cyber victims".
The issue was in response to a petition that soughted a ban on the app for encouraging disturbing content and degrades culture.
Considering the recent suicide incidents, the bench said before more tragic incidents occur, the government will be required to take the social responsibility to prevent such applications.