Tik Tok Banned in India Today News | India Government bans 59 Chinese apps | Tik Tok Ban in India

By | June 29, 2020

Tik Tok Banned in India Today News | India Government bans 59 Chinese apps

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TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming.

Indian government said it has 59 Chinese mobile apps are banned today June 29th ‘which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order’.The banned app also includes the famous tick-talk ITik Tok Ban) app. Apart from this, there are many more popular apps like UC Browser, Cam Scanner. Earlier, Indian security agencies had prepared a list of Chinese apps and appealed to the central government to ban them or people should be asked to immediately remove them from their mobiles. The reasoning behind this was that China could hack Indian data.

India Madras High Court while hearing a PIL had asked the Government of India to ban the app, citing that it “encourages pornography” and shows “inappropriate content”. The court also noted that children and minors using the app were at risk of being targeted by sexual predators. The court further asked broadcast media not to telecast any of those videos from the app. The spokesperson for TikTok stated that they were abiding by local laws and were awaiting the copy of the court order before they take action. On 17 April, both Google and Apple removed TikTok from Google Play and the App Store. As the court refused to reconsider the ban, the company stated that they had removed over 6 million videos that violated their content policy and guidelines.[170]

On 25 April 2019, the ban was lifted after a court in Tamil Nadu reversed its order of prohibiting downloads of the app from the App Store and Google Play, following a plea from TikTok developer Bytedance Technology. India’s TikTok ban might have cost the app 15 million new users.[173] Yet as of 2020, the number of Indian users have increased and now Indian head of TikTok Nikhil Gandhi expects that TikTok will at least grow by 50% by the end of 2020

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It is used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos. ByteDance first launched Douyin for the China market in September 2016. Later, TikTok was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of China; however, it only became available in the United States after merging with Musical.ly on 2 August 2018. TikTok and Douyin are similar to each other, but run on separate servers and have different content to comply with Chinese and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds. They also have global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. The app is popular in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the United States, Turkey, Russia, and other parts of the world. TikTok and Douyin’s servers are each based in the market where the respective app is available.

After merging with Musical.ly in August, downloads rose and TikTok became the most downloaded app in the US in October 2018, the first Chinese app to achieve this. As of 2018, it was available in over 150 markets and in 75 languages. In February 2019, TikTok, together with Douyin, hit one billion downloads globally, excluding Android installs in China. In 2019, media outlets cited TikTok as the 7th-most-downloaded mobile app of the decade, from 2010 to 2019. It was also the most-downloaded app on the App Store in 2018 and 2019.

Since June 2020, Kevin Mayer is CEO of TikTok and COO of parent company ByteDance.[17] Previously he was chairman of the Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International.

There are a variety of trends within TikTok, including memes, lip-synced songs, and comedy videos. Duets, a feature that allows users to add their own video to an existing video with the original content’s audio, have sparked most of these trends.

Trends are shown on TikTok’s explore page or the page with the search logo. The page enlists the trending hashtags and challenges among the app. Some include #posechallenge, #filterswitch, #dontjudgemechallenge, #homedecor, #hitormiss, #bottlecapchallenge and more. In June 2019, the company introduced the hash tag #EduTok which received 37 billion views. Following this development the company initiated partnerships with edtech start ups to create educational content on the platform.

The app has spawned numerous viral trends, internet celebrities, and music trends around the world. Many stars got their start on musical.ly, which turned into the global platform known as TikTok on August 2, 2018. These users include Loren Gray, Baby Ariel, Kristen Hancher, Zach King, Lisa and Lena, Jacob Sartorius, and many others. Loren Gray remained the most-followed individual on TikTok until Charli D’Amelio surpassed her on March 25, 2020. Loren was the first TikTok account to reach 40 million followers on the platform, and Charli was the first with 60 million.

Charli D’Amelio started her career on TikTok and currently is the most-followed individual on the platform, with more than 62 million followers. Charli D’Amelio rose to fame after duetting another TikTok user that went viral. She is also well known for performing a dance called “The Renegade,” to the song “Lottery” by K CAMP. D’Amelio was part of the Hype House, a mansion in Los Angeles with a group of TikTok stars. The Hype House was founded by Daisy Keech, Chase Hudson, Alex Warren, Kouvr Annon, and Thomas Petrou in 2019.[61] Charli D’Amelio and her sister Dixie D’Amelio reportedly left the Hype House, along with Daisy Keech and Addison Rae. Current members of the Hype House are Chase Hudson, Connor Yates, Alex Warren, Avani Gregg, Wyatt Xavier, Ryland Storms, Nick Austin, Ondreaz Lopez, Tony Lopez, Kouvr Annon, Thomas Petrou, Calvin Goldby, James Wright, Jack Wright and Patrick Huston.

Aside from “The Renegade” that had over 29.7 million videos, a notable TikTok trend is the “hit or miss”, from a snippet of iLOVEFRiDAY’s “Mia Khalifa” (2018), which has been used in over four million TikTok videos. This song helped introduce the app to a larger Western audience. Other songs that have gained popularity because of their success on the app include “Roxanne” by Arizona Zervas, “Lalala” by bbno$, “Stupid” by Ashnikko, “Yellow Hearts” by Ant Saunders, “Say So” by Doja Cat, “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo, “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion, and “Play Date” by Melanie Martinez. TikTok played a major part in making “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X become one of the biggest songs of 2019, and the longest running #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.

TikTok has allowed bands to get notoriety in places all around the globe. The band Fitz and The Tantrums has developed a large following in South Korea despite never having toured in Asia. “Any Song” by R&B and rap artist Zico became number 1 on the Korean music charts due to the popularity of the #anysongchallenge, where users dance the choreography of “Any Song”. The song was on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 17 weeks, breaking the record for the longest time a song was number 1 on the charts. After his song “Old Town Road” went viral on the app, Lil Nas X received a record deal and the song rose to the top of the Billboard charts. The platform has received some criticism for its lack of royalties towards artists whose music is used on their platform.. There is controversy over whether or not this type of promotion is beneficial in the long run for artists since it seems to play as a “one-hit wonder”.

In June 2020, TikTok users and K-pop fans “claimed to have registered potentially hundreds of thousands of tickets” for President Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa through communication on TikTok., contributing to “rows of empty seats”. at the event.

TikTok has banned holocaust denial, but other conspiracy theories have become popular on the platform, such as Pizzagate and QAnon (two conspiracy theories popular among the US alt-right) whose hashtags reached almost 80 million views and 50 million views respectively by June 2020.. The platform has also been used to spread misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, such as clips from the Plandemic video. TikTok removed some of these videos, and has generally added links to accurate COVID-19 information on videos with tags related to the pandemic.

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