Thanks to Carry Minati, Indians want to ban TikTok again ⁠— for the fourth time in a month

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  • #BanTikTokIndia is the top trend on Twitter on Friday afternoon— thanks to Carry Minati and YouTube. The trend has seen over 67,000 tweets.
  • YouTube removed Carry Minati’s latest video YouTube vs TikTok — The End from the platforms for violating “Terms of Service” — leaving thousands of fans anxious.
  • But this isn’t the first time that Indians have demanded a ban on TikTok over social media.
Indians can’t live with TikTok but can’t live without it. It is amongst the most-popular social media platforms in the country but people still share a love-hate relationship with it.

#BanTikTokIndia is the top trend on Twitter on Friday afternoon— thanks to Carry Minati and YouTube. The trend has seen over 67,000 tweets.

YouTube removed Carry Minati’s latest video YouTube vs TikTok — The End from the platforms for violating “Terms of Service” — leaving thousands of fans anxious. And what better way to express anger than calling a ban on Twitter.

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The 11 minute-video, which reportedly had 70 million views and 10.5 million likes, roasted India’s popular TikTok star Amir Siddiqui. While most of the fans are demanding justice for carry, some of them just want to show their support to YouTubers.



But this isn’t the first time that Indians have demanded a ban on TikTok over social media. Recently, when Carry Minati posted his video, fans supported YouTubers by calling a ban on Tik Tok.

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The many times India wanted to ban Tik Tok

Ever since TikTok launched it in India, it has been a part of controversy. A few days back when Narendra Modi requested 1.3 billion people in India to opt for local goods, TikTok was among the many platforms that came under fire. People think they will “boost the economy of the country” by uninstalling the app.

Ban TikTok India was also the top trend when people said they wanted every Chinese product banned as it spread the novel coronavirus.

The ban was not only supported by normal people but celebs also. Almost a month back, former Big Boss winner Kushal Tondon said he wants Tik Tok to be banned in India primarily because it was made for “useless people who do nothing.”
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Whereas, recently Advocate Ashok Ram Kumar filed a Public Interest Litigation asking Telangana High Court to ban Tik Tok as most of its videos “diluted the social distancing” norms during coronavirus pandemic.

India still loves Tik Tok

Even after all the hatred Tik Tok has seen over the internet, it remains one of the most popular apps in the country. Moreover, quarantine has also forced many celebrities including Gauhar Khan to join Tik Tok for entertainment.

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Recently, it crossed 2 billion downloads across the world, with most of it (611 million) from India. Moreover, Tik Tok India chief Nikhil Gandhi is confident that they will increase its user base by 50% by the end of this year.


See also: Carry Minati's 'YouTube vs TikTok' video removed for violating terms of service — fans claim injustice
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