TikTok, a video-sharing app has been banned in India after Madras high court had asked the government to ban by saying it encouraged pornography and made child users vulnerable to sexual predators. Google and Apple have removed the Chinese internet firm Bytedance’s social media app TikTok from the Play Store and App Store by the directions of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(India).
TikTok, which is very popular among teenagers, was unavailable to download from Apple play store and Google play store. Google and Apple removed it from their app stores late Tuesday.
Suhail Malik, the 24-year-old suspect arrested for the murder, claimed the shot was fired “accidentally” when they drove over an uneven stretch of the road while filming a video for the TikTok app.
Reports claim that the incident took place on the night of April 13 when the two were driving to India Gate when the reported accident happened.
One college student from Tamil Nadu lost his life after accidentally ramming into a bus whereas riding on a scooter with 2 of his friends. The accident as it turns out was a consequence of the three trying to make a TikTok video while riding on a scooter.
The three, Surya, Reagan and Vignesh, were severely injured. They were sent to Thanjavur medical college hospital, where one of them died.
In Dec 2018 The trending ‘Nillu Nillu’ challenge in Tik Tok app resulted in clashes at Tirur in Malappuram district. Eight persons including a woman sustained injuries in the conflict between locals and a group of students using cricket bats, stump, knives, and sticks.
In Jan 2019 a young boy from Indian Punjab also tried to make the video of his stunt while working on the farm with the tractor. The tractor was moving on the farm, and he was trying to board on it, Unfortunately, he slipped, and the tractor’s heavy wheel crushed him badly, and he got chopped by the row crop tractor. He lost his life only for capturing a TikTok video.
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