by Homer Dennis
Thinking about the creative enthusiasm of the young in music and innovation, in September, '20, ByteDance created an application that is an exceptional mix of both. This application is called TikTok. It was first introduced in China, in May2017 ; the application was later made available to different regional areas. The fundamental agenda behind the invention of this application is to give a stage to the youthful age on which they can make creative, entertaining content. Generally, individuals utilize this application to make recordings dependent on lip-syncing, dance moves, monolog, and so on. These recordings can range anywhere from 3 to 15 seconds. There are also some amazing features available on TikTok, for example, slow-movement, glitch, shading remedy, time-slip, and different impacts that you can use to add innovativeness to your video.
In the previous years, TikTok has picked up so much prominence that even the individuals who don't make content on TikTok, watch others' entertaining content. This application has also offered acclaim to many individuals, turning them into a star; social media sensation. They can also gain cash by utilizing this application and getting PR packages.
The features that are available on TikTok make this app better than any other similar application. Some of those features are:
The following graph shows how popular TikTok has become amongst the youth of America:
Love it or hate it, you can't ignore it! TikTok is one of the applications that can't go unnoticed. Some people find this app as a home of cringe-worthy content. Considering this, TikTok has always been a part of controversial discussions. Now, rumors have it that TikTok is being shut down very soon. This news has not only pumped up the heated controversies, but it has also left its users bothered and anxious. Not just the users, but people who only used TikTok as an application to pass time and get entertained are also worried about the rumor being true or false.
If you are also concerned about the relevancy of this news, then let's put you at ease by telling you that there is no certainty in this news! It's just another rumor just like the ones related to Snapchat, Instagram, etc. Has any of these applications shut down by its creators, despite all the rumors? Similarly, TikTok is not going to be banned in your region.
As much as we are sure that the app is not being shut down, for now, we can't guarantee any statement regarding the upcoming future since due to utmost cringe content and privacy concerns; it may be considered to ban TikTok in certain regions to ensure the privacy of its citizens as well as the government.
However, whenever any such decision would be made, people would be informed by either the creators of TikTok or its parent company; ByteDance.
So, you don't have to stress over TikTok getting shut down in your region any time soon because that's not happening, otherwise, you'd have been informed by now.
Some many miscellaneous websites and forums trying to get attention and viewers by spreading false statements about popular applications, etc. Whereas in 2018, the rumor of TikTok being shut down was officially started on Twitter by an anonymous, mischievous user according to whom, TikTok was supposed to be banned in October 2018. This encouraged a wave of controversies, and to their utmost dismay, nothing alike happened. Not just that, but the creators of TikTok also raised their voice against the rumors and spread awareness in the public that if any such decision would ever be considered, people will be notified about it beforehand.
As far as it is about the rumors that have arisen in the year 2020, they have a lot to do with the app's origin being China since this has alerted the US military against the security and privacy issues. It may be possible that these apps are designed in a specific way to work as a spy for China. This is why people started to talk about the possibility of this app being banned once and for all. Some of the over patriotic people are also protesting for it because they think that TikTok is not just an app anymore, but a threat to their nation.
Not just TikTok, but the military and government have also been taking a thorough look at all the goods and supplies that are originated from China or any other rival region. Even if they are going extreme here, we shall appreciate their concern for the safety and prosperity of their people.
Recently, there had been an ocean of rumors about TikTok being shut down in India. This started soon after the beef between YouTubers and TikTokers. Both parties had their supporters, respectively. While being at it, YouTubers as well as other people who are against TikTok started to give poor reviews and leave poor ratings on the TikTok app by using Play Store. This affected the average rating of the TikTok app heavily and that in just 3 to 4 days. The rating of this app went from 4.5 stars to 1.2 stars, drastically.
Considering the controversies and personal agenda, Google took an action against the false reporting and stabilized the rating by taking down the fake reviews and spams.
What has affected this situation the most is India vs. China's situation in Ladakh, India. The situation between these two nations is quite tense and disturbing. Due to this rivalry and whole scenario, the intelligence agency of India passed a list of almost 52 applications and software made by China that shall be banned in India once and for all. The Indian government is portraying this decision to be taken on behalf of the cyber-security purposes.
Now that the intelligence agency has been involved in this matter, and it's no more related to just Twitter or other social media forums, the demise of TikTok in that specific region is inevitable, no longer being a rumor. The news is authentic and legit.
As a bottom line, nothing official has been announced in India related to the shutdown of TikTok yet, considering which, TikTok still has its users' count of more than 1 million from India in check. However, sooner or later, this will happen since it's meant to be this way unless the situation between India and China eases up a little bit.
As much as some people enjoy using this app to show their creativity, many people find this app to be the center of animal and human abuse, vulgarity, and content that's not safe for work. This has led to the uninstallation of this app in many people's gadgets. They no longer want to be associated with an application that promotes vulgarity and inappropriate content that they may find abusive.
Many people also believe that this app is making the youth waste its important time in doing stupid things such as lip-syncing to weird songs. According to them, there is nothing creative about moving your lips to the words of a song that isn't even composed by you. But you can't deny the fact that there are also creators who are creating really good and informative content on TikTok that can be used to raise awareness related to several social and personal issues in a very entertaining way.
In this guide, we tried our best to state the facts about TikTok being banned in your region. Not just that, but we also talked about the possibilities of it happening in the upcoming future.
If this guide gave you clarity of mind, don't forget to share it with your friends and family who are curious to know whether the rumors are true or false.
Thank you! Happy believing!
About Homer Dennis
Born and raised in an environmentally conscious family, Homer developed a strong awareness of the impact of human activities on the planet from a young age. This early exposure to eco-friendly practices and sustainability principles inspired her to pursue a career focused on promoting renewable energy and advocating for a more sustainable lifestyle.