Attrocities in the name of Tik Tok!
Tiktok had its fair share of popularity in India as its platform. But as every coin has its other side, so does this platform. There was a video put out by one of a popular Tiktoker glorifying the acid attacks on girls. This fueled outrageous sentiments in the nation worldwide and happened to gain national interest these days. In the same matter, Tiktok has made few moves countering the encouragement of social evils like such. In this article, we learn how Tik Tok moves towards clarifying criticisms on the video encouraging acid attack.
TikTok has put out a guideline that has do’s and don’ts for the users. They have to abide by the guidelines and make sure their content is not violating the guidelines.
Furthermore, the matter also called the interference of the Nation Commission for Women. They’re now standing for the removal of the video. NCW is also requesting Maharashtra police to take strict action against the user. It will set an example for the youngsters using the application.
Tiktok gained momentous popularity but it has given heated debate to the action. Happened after one of the videos put out by Faizal Siddique who tried to glorify social evil like an acid attack. The famous acid attack activists Lakshmi Agarwal also showed her outrage for the video by putting out a video in reply to the TikToker.
Regarding the matter, TikTok put out a statement where it mentioned that having a positive influence on society is the topmost priority of the company. Above all, they have also mentioned that the guidelines of the company strictly restrain the unacceptable content. All the users are even requested on the behalf of company to have the guidelines in mind and then put out contents. The violation of the guidelines cannot be entertained by the company. The company even added that the TikTok users who have violated the rules as of now have got their account ceased and this is an example for all the other users. The guidelines will be strictly enforced and violation of it will even be punishable.
Following the statement, the company even shared the guidelines unfolding the do’s and the don’ts for the users. So that they can stay aware and abide by the restraints put from the company’s end. The major involvement of the chairman of Nation Women’s Commission Rekha Sharma was observably there where she seemed to be quite disturbed with such contents. She showed her concern for society and even expressed the gravity of the matter. She even pointed out the patriarchal pattern which is deeply embedded within and we all have succumbed to.
Result of the Uproar!
TikTok has taken a rapid action against Faizal Siddique and has suspended him from the platform. The matter fired the outrageous sentiments of people from all the sections of society. Above all, celebrities like Pooja Bhatt, Swara Bhaskar, etc. Have also shown their resentments on the matter.
Any sort of social media platform is never meant to be misused and spread hatred, rather it is used to connect the world for better. But the consequence ultimately rests on how we the people handle them.
Let us know how you feel about Tik Tok moves towards clarifying criticisms on the video encouraging acid attack in the comments section.
Edited by Abisha Jasmine