Nationalistic sentiments are rising these days. Countries are seriously looking at security and national threats to their well being.
Presently, TikTok has joined politics and it is facing challenges by being banned in a lot of countries as a result of issues related to privacy. This is not a usual situation where a simple stunt would stop the entire challenge, right now there are different reasons these countries want to ban TikTok.
There was a period where the trouble for social media platforms simply meant not enough users, social media platforms like MySpace, Friendster, Orkut, and Google+ can tell you what they have suffered. But TikTok was owned by the Chinese (unless Oracle bought it recently), and its future has been thrown into gear because they don’t know if these countries would place an outright ban on them or not because of their privacy concerns.
However, recently, the U.S. lifted its ban on TikTok.
What countries have to say about the ban on TikTok?
The Ministry of Information and Electronics Technology in India has placed a blanket ban on about 59 mobile apps that were made from Chinese companies. And they stated it was engaged in activities prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order.
In the U.S. ,Donald Trump and his government have been threatening to get rid of TikTok from when they accused the platform of stating the information of U.S. citizens to the Chinese. This also followed China’s establishment of Hong Kong’s cleaning the national security law. The platform announced it would leave the market of Hong Kong in a few days.
David Mayo stated that if you ban digital apps using an analog method, you simply make that digital thing bigger. Mayo is the chief operating officer at ADNA Global. TikTok might face a little fall off, but soon, it’ll rise to its peak until the next thing comes along.
It would take a lot of people to look at TikTok as a Chinese object before it’ll fail and not be seen as viable by its users. This does not matter and no one cares who created this brand. Some might call TikTok a global brand made from China. To most of its users, they don’t like those that are trying to kill off and ban TikTok. And we’re talking about millions of people here.
How plausible can TikTok get banned in these countries?
Trevor Long, the editor of EFTM.com and a tech commentator, notes that app developers like TikTok can do little to control how governments react to its usage or availability in any country, other than to attempt to influence the thinking of governments about the relative privacy and security of the app.
Some governments in our world are trying to put on restrictions on the constituents that are related to the apps people in their countries can and cannot make complete and total use of. This means that even though there is a ban on this mobile app, you can’t go to everyone and stop them from making use of the app. Trying to stop its growth would not work at all then.