The Coronavirus outbreak, which originated in China, has infected more than 1.13 crore people across the World. It has left businesses around the world struggling for their existence, costing billions of dollars.
Stock markets around the globe tumbled like pack of cards, industries like Auto, aviation, retail, ecommerce, travel etc have been badly hit due to the pandemic arise due of the COVID-19 outbreak.
India is no exception to this economic crisis, effected by a total halt to major industrial production, an estimated loss of over 2 crores of jobs in the Country.
More than 10,000 tweets in less than 10 hours to ban Tiktok in India have been trending on Twitter since Friday morning. Commenting on the Tiktok ban in India, Kishore Shukla, Social Activist and a Retired Manager, Bank of Baroda, Madhya Pradesh said, "I strongly oppose the Tiktok app. This is how Chinese are having access to our valuable personal data which may hit us badly if we continue to use the app."
In the past also, Tiktok has been facing heat from Indians to ban the app in the Country because of thousands of deaths occurred in the country while making Tiktok Videos,
Last year, Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) – the economic wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh — also called for a ban on Chinese social media applications TikTok and Helo, to protect India’s national security and startup ecosystem. In a letter sent to Prime Minister, it said “While we have extensive regulation on foreign funding in media, these applications under the garb of social media platforms circumvent our domestic rules that exist to protect national security,” SJM claimed the Chinese ByteDance-owned applications were exposing India’s youth to vested interests at an early stage.