India — up from some 50 million it had five months ago — has faced strong backlash because of some high profile incidents that have shown the platform in poor light and resulted in India joining the growing list of countries — including Bangladesh and Indonesia — where the app is facing bans.
In the past few days, Video creating and sharing platform TikTok has battled new fires every day. The app has been in the news for the wrong reasons for a while now. Despite enjoying a loyal following of millions of fans across the globe, TikTok has faced its fair share of criticism, and a seemingly endless stream of controversies has ensured that there have been quite a few calls for it to be banned — calls that appear to have been answered with the Madras High Court banning the app within the country.
Also According to ARY News, TikTok is about to be banned in Pakistan and from 10th, January 2019 TikTok Pakistan will be completely closed. This news has come as a result of a complaint filed by a Pakistani residing in Nowshera regarding the social media application TikTok. The complaint was filed on the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Citizen Portal App terming the TikTok app as a hazard for Pakistan so it should be blocked.
What is ‘Tik-Tok’?
Tik-Tok is a social media application through which smartphone users can create and share small videos (up to 15 seconds).
‘Bite Dance’ is its owned company which launched ‘Tic-Talk’ in China in September, 2016. The popularity of ‘Tic-talk’ grew rapidly in 2018 and in October 2018, it became the most downloaded app in the US.
Tic-talk on Google Play Store has been introduced by saying ‘Short videos for you’ (small video for you).
Founder of ‘Tik-Tok
Alex Zhu, co-founder of Musical.ly and senior VP of TikTok, said in a statement Founding. Musical.ly Inc. was founded by longtime friends Alex Zhu and Luyu Yang in Shanghai, China. Before launching musical.ly, Zhu and Yang teamed up to build an education social network app, through which users could both teach and learn different subjects through short-form videos (3–5 minutes long).
On the Play Store, Tic-Talk has been defined as defining:
There is no simple way to make small videos from Tic-Talk Mobile. There is no artificiality in it, it is real and it has no limitations. Whether you are brushing or making breakfast at 7:45 in the morning-wherever you are, wherever you are, come to the tic-talk and tell your story to the world in 15 seconds.
Your life gets more fun with Tic-Talk. You live every moment of life and look for something new every now and then. You can give your video a new color with special effect filters, beauty effects, funny emoji stickers and music.