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#ThrowBackToday: The first time TikTok was banned in India and Madras High Court's role behind it

In today's #TBT, we remind you about the first time the talks of TikTok began for the inappropriate content that it might be showing. This is how the events unfolded back in the year 2019

Published on 24th April 2021
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18-year-old UP boy held for posting morphed videos of two sisters on TikTok

Triveni Singh, Superintendent of Police, Azamgarh, said: "We are sending a notice to TikTok which was misused in this case. We are seeking details on how they are going to check criminal activities"

Published on 13th November 2019
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Can't get enough of TikTok? YouTube 'Shorts' is Google's answer to the short-video app

Shorts will allow people to upload brief videos into a feed inside the mobile app, much like TikTok, and take advantage of licensed music that YouTube Music has in its catalogue

Published on 2nd April 2020
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Case filed against short video-making app TikTok for illegally collecting kids data

Despite a minimum age requirement of 13, the UK's communications regulator Ofcom found last year that 42 per cent of eight to 12-year-olds in the UK used TikTok

Published on 22nd April 2021
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Delete a Chinese app from your phone, get a free mask: BJP MLA starts campaign

India on June 29 banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and security of the country

Published on 2nd July 2020
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Divija Bhasin is a psychologist who went from TikTok to Instagram Reels to talk about mental health. Here's how

As TikTok was banned, Divija was forced to shift to Instagram but she gained her follower base in no time. Her videos reach a whole lot of people and offer comfort

Published on 26th September 2020
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Facebook's strategy designed to take on the Chinese short video-sharing platform TikTok leaked

With over 200 million users in India, TikTok, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, is fast closing the gap with Facebook in the country

Published on 2nd October 2019
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Facebook, Google, Microsoft TikTok and Twitter adopt Australian misinformation code

The code, prepared by the Digital Industry Group Inc (DiGi), a non-profit industry association, will be reviewed in 12 months, reports ZDNet

Published on 22nd February 2021
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Homegrown short-video making apps capture 40 per cent market share since TikTok ban

TikTok which had nearly 85 million users in India in June 2018, surged to reach over 167 million users by June 2020, when a ban was slapped on the platform over national security concerns

Published on 25th December 2020
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How this 24-year-old has created a social media influencer network that can reach millions 

Gautam Madhavan is the Founder and CEO of Mad Influence. He lets us in on what it is to nurture social media influencers and ensure that they remain on top of their game at all times    

Published on 22nd June 2020
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Hyderabad medical students shoot TikTok videos inside hospital premises

This comes days after Municipal officials in Khammam found themselves in trouble after the TikTok videos they allegedly shot in their office went viral

Published on 26th July 2019
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Hyderabad's AIMIM becames first political party to have verified account on 'TikTok'

AIMIM's official TikTok account has more than 7000 followers and more than 60,000 likes on its close to 75 videos

Published on 24th September 2019
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Instagram Reels emerges top choice for youngsters after Tik Tok's absence in India

In the absence of the Chinese short-video-making app TikTok, nearly two-thirds of urban Indians (65 per cent) said they are likely to turn to alternatives

Published on 18th August 2020
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It's about talent, not platform: TikTok influencers after app ban

The government on Monday evening banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including the hugely popular TikTok, saying they were prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and security of the country

Published on 1st July 2020
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Lip syncs are so passé, now let us study a lesson or two on TikTok

Content creators are now creating educational videos on the short video app Tiktok. We catch up with three of them

Published on 1st August 2019

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