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Tik Tok Porn is intoxicating the platform

TikTok was recently banned in India for its inability to control illicit content on the platform. Tik Tok Porn is a major problem in the country.

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Following the court's order in India, TikTok was banned in the country. Source: TheDrum

TikTok is a short video app developed by a company named ByteDance which is no doubt an incredible company. The app has been at #1 spots in the free apps section on both iOS and Android. The reason for this is its incredible appeal for young people. But what is the problem? Tik Tok Porn.

However, things have not been that good for TikTok in India. After a state court prohibited the downloads in the country, Google pulled the app off the Play Store. This comes from a country which has over 240 million downloads for the app and is incredibly crucial for ByteDance.

The State of Tamil Nadu in India said that the app encouraged pornography and exposed children to a dark world of sexual predators. Not only did the High Court prohibit downloads, but it also restricted companies from broadcasting any sort of videos made on TikTok.

According to TikTok, it has removed over 6 million videos that violated its guidelines. But, given the popularity of the app and its gargantuan user base, it becomes extremely difficult and resources intensive to actually moderate the app properly.

We hoped that incidences like these would, in fact, urge India to formulate laws and regulation. These shall govern the online privacy of children on such platforms with regulation for pornography. Unlike China, India doesn’t have a stringent hold or strictness when it comes to these issues.

The ban was, however, recently lifted. We’re not sure what fate holds for apps like TikTok. Without a doubt, TikTok faced tremendous loss from the Indian market for the days it was banned. We hope that just like how Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube have their AI at work which automatically screens for content based on large sample size, TikTok also implements a similar AI.

At a central level, India also needs to work to formulate guidelines. Clearly, companies like ByteDance won’t give up their golden hen. Thus, it becomes a moral issue that needs to be worked upon.

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