The Coronavirus explosion from China has infected more than 1 million people in the world. Businesses around the world are struggling for their survival, with the global economy losing billions of dollars. Stock markets around the world are shattered like cards. Automobile, aviation, retail, ecommerce, tourism, etc. Many industries have suffered due to the covid-19 epidemic. India is also not untouched by this economic crisis. All major industrial production has stalled and the country has lost about 2 crore jobs.
Demand for Ban TikTok on Twitter
India and the whole world are forced to bear the affect of this virus, which is now being called the ‘Chinese virus’. Emotional waves against China are emerging in India and along with this the demand from the Indian government to ban ‘TikTok’ has also started to arise. In India, 10,000 tweets have been made to ban TikTok in less than 10 hours, which have been trending since Friday morning.
There has been a demand for a legal ban
In November 2019, Heena Darvesh filed a PIL in the Mumbai High Court stating that this app is causing crimes and deaths. Significantly, TikTok was banned by the Madras High Court last year, which was later lifted. On March 12, Republican Senator Josh Howley in the US introduced a bill in the Senate to ban all federal government devices from downloading and using the Chinese social media app TikTok because it could be a risk to the US government’s data security. His video has been trending on Facebook, seen by 1.3 million people and shared more than 140,000 times.
Demand raised in politics too
BJP’s Information Technology and Publicity Strategist in the Uttar Pradesh government, has also demanded a tiktok ban. Advocate Varsha Madhukar said that TikTok is on the government’s radar as it is a risk on the security of the country, our important data is going to China, which has increased the risk of cybercrime. Social activist Renu Mathur says that because of TikTok our children are accessing pornography and are getting involved in communal violence and religious hatred. Even before this, TikTok has faced the anger of Indians because thousands of people have died in accidents due to the filming of TikTok videos. Last year Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the economic wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has also demanded a ban on the Chinese social media apps TikTok and Helo.