A recent survey has shown the majority of Indian millennials are in favor of a country-wide ban on controversial Chinese video application TikTok.
Renowned local news network Inshorts conducted a survey, and the results were shocking. Despite the exponential popularity of this application among the youngsters, a considerable share – 80 percent – wanted it to be banned in the country.
The survey asked the same question to 30,000 participants aged between 18-35 years from major cities of India.
Ban on TikTok is Favored
The question was whether they think TikTok should be banned in India – while 80 percent said yes, only 20 percent opposed the idea.
This has come just a week after the Madras High Court suggested the central government to ban TikTok, claiming that “it was encouraging pornography among youngsters.”
The court in its observation said the Chinese application, ByteDance, was promoting inappropriate and obscene content to the young generation and that the central government had a social obligation to stop it.
But, TikTok said they were committed to abide by the country’s laws and regulations. The company told:
We fully comply with the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011. We are currently awaiting the official order by the Madras High Court and once received, we will review and take appropriate action regarding this matter.”
TikTok further added that they had appointed a Chief Nodal Officer who will coordinate with the law enforcement agencies.
Note that the viral video application has a global user base of over one billion, with 50 million users from India alone.