The Chinese video-sharing social networking application, TikTok, owned by ByteDance has been lambasted by Indian users resulting into slipping the app’s rating from 4+ star rating to 2.0 star rating within few days. The most controversial app, as it is from the time of it’s inception, seemed to seek mercy from the reviewers on Play Store, the reviewers were in no mood to spare the Chinese video sharing social app.
The Indian users joined hands on Twitter to teach a lesson to the Chinese video-sharing platform. Subsequently, #BanTikTok started trending on Twitter and gradually the rating of the app started to touch the ground within hours. From an all time favourite of 4+ star rating, the app currently shows 2.0 star rating.
We checked few of the tweets and found that most of the Twitterities expressed their anger by accusing the app of “promoting social violence”. Innumerous users lambasted the Chinese app for it’s poor censorship over insensitive content. The hashtag Ban TikTok is supported by legendary Bollywood actor, Paresh Rawal, who wrote, “Ban TikTok” on his twitter handle.
BAN TIK TOK .
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) May 19, 2020
A well known Meditation Master and Social Reformer, Swami Dipankar, also supported the movement to ban the most controversial social media app.
BAN TIK TOK.
— Swami Dipankar (@swamidipankar) May 19, 2020
Another twitter user expressed worry over uncensored content publishing on the video-sharing social media platform, where youth upload hundreds of videos everyday. “Tiktok in India is promoting Terrorism, Violence against Women’s, Animal Cruelty, Acid Attack and now Rape. All in the name of CONTENT #BanTikToklnlndia #BanTiktok #tiktokexposed,” read a tweet by a Twitter user.
Tiktok in India is promoting Terrorism, Violence against Women's, Animal Cruelty, Acid Attack and now Rape.
— Sanatan ॐ Sanjeev 🚩जय श्री राम 🚩 (@SanatanSanjeev) May 19, 2020
There was another Twitter user who tweeted a video message from the acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal, whose biopic has been released in the cinema halls by the name ‘Chhapaak’ starring Deepika Padukone. “Laxmi Agarwal smashed over #faisalSiddiqui’s acid video. But Where is Chhapaak Girl @deepikapadukone” ?? Why is she silent on #FaizalSiddiqui Rt #BanTiktok,” wrote a Twitter user.
Laxmi Agarwal smashed over #faisalSiddiqui's acid video.
— Sarvadaman D Banerjee (@ItsSarvadamanD) May 18, 2020
An app rating to topple from an all time high of 4.6 star rating to a 2.0 star rating means around hundreds of thousands of users giving 1 star rating to the video-sharing platform giant. It will be interesting to see if this rating falls down even lesser than 2.0 star rating. The app currently has more than 1 billion downloads.