TikTok Mobile App needs to be regulated: Orissa High Court


Cuttack: While delivering the verdict in a bail petition involving a suicide case, the Orissa High Court has said that TikTok Mobile App needs to be properly regulated.

The court said TikTok Mobile App often demonstrates a degrading culture and encourages pornography.

 “Tik Tok Mobile App which often demonstrates a degrading culture and encourage pornography besides causing paedophiles and explicit disturbing content, is required to be properly regulated so as to save the teens from its negative impact,” observed Justice S.K. Panigrahi while disposing of a bail petition related to a suicide case in Sambalpur.

The appropriate government has got the social responsibility to put some fair regulatory burden on those companies which are proliferating such applications, said the court.

The allegation against the accused was that she along with the co-accused have inflicted direct and indirect mental torture on the deceased who was her husband.

The victim husband hailing from Dhanupali area in Samabalpur district ended his life on July 13 last year by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his bedroom.

During investigation, it was found that the woman of having relationship with the co-accused before her marriage.

The co-accused had sent some of the intimate and private Tik Tok videos with the woman to the deceased which were also alleged to have been streamed on social media.

“This kind of transmitting Tik Tok videos with offensive content to harass victims are on prowl and are gradually on the rise. Large number of people, especially the youth, both in rural and urban areas, are vulnerable to such troubling trend. Such act is executed smartly through digital platforms and get integrated with the social media,” observed the court.

TikTok is a Chinese video sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance.