Guwahati: TikTok has taken the content creation business several notches higher, especially in a market like India where people from all spheres are now accessing the platform. Several of the content creators have millions following them, however, of late, offensive content on the platform appears to be on a rise.
Recently, TikTok suspended Faizal Siddiqui’s account after he put up a video where he was seen glorifying acid attack on women. After the video went viral on social media, National Commission for Women (NCW) took cognizance of the matter and wrote to TikTok India officials and DGP Maharastra to initiate action against Siddiqui and ban his TikTok account.
Acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal also took to Instagram to criticise Siddiqui and thanked NCW for taking cognizance of the video.
Following this, posting its community guidelines, TikTok wrote on Twitter, “We aim to create a positive in-app environment that brings people and communities together and request all our users to respect this intent.”
However, hours later, another video from the platform became viral on social media where a man is seen performing an act where he is strangulating an elderly woman, while she is pleading for mercy.
This irked NCW chief Rekha Sharma, who said, “@TikTok_IN you told me in the afternoon that your team has removed all kinds of objectionable videos from application but look at it.I don’t even think you have any mechanism to deal this situation or you people are not sensitive enough to see this is violence and objectionable.”
Commenting on the video, Delhi BJP Spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga said, “If they are not ready to accept banning @TikTok_IN is the only solution.”
Subsequently, TikTok deleted the video. NCW chief, Sharma wrote on Twitter, “@TikTok_IN informed my office that they have deleted all those videos forwarded by you all to me on Twitter& I forwarded to tiktok.Awaiting written reply.”
She added that if anyone still finds any objectionable content on TikTok, then they can write to NCW.