Take a look at why India decided to ban a huge social network, TikTok.
TikTok was launched in 2017 and, in just three years, has risen up to become one of the biggest social network trends in the world. But not everyone is happy about it.
If you have been living under a rock for the last couple of months and don't compulsively read spoonfeedz.com, then you might need an explanation as to what TikTok is about. TikTok is a mobile app and network that allows users to create and watch short-form mobile videos. TikTok has also proven to be a breeding ground for viral challenges and humour. It is the number one digital space that allows users to interact with other countries cultures, likes and dislikes.
TikTok is available on two operating systems, iOS and Android, is available in 40 languages, and currently has over 1.5 billion downloads. This makes TikTok the 7th most downloaded app in the last decade.
But TikTok has made headline news recently. India has decided to ban TikTok in its entire country. Their reasoning, you ask? Apparently, TikTok has been "stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users data in an unauthorised manner".
Whether or not that is the true reason, many Indian TikTok users are frustrated with the Indian Ministry of Information Technology as they argue it is their decision whether or not to allow an app to share their information.
And as for TikTok, they have just lost access to the second-highest populated country in the world.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Lew Later, on India Bans TikTok.