The short video platform TikTok has received a two-star rating of 4.6 stars in the Google app store last week, following an internet war between a YouTube influencer and TikTok creator in India.
It all started when TikTok creator Amir Siddiqui posted a video on Instagram calling up YouTubers. In his video, Siddiqui accused YouTubers of pirating TikTok content and losing brand approvals. Popular roaster Ajey Nagar, known as CarryMinati, lashed out against Siddiqui’s video on YouTube, which was later removed for violating the platform’s terms of service. The video that captured millions of views was chock full of power.
After his video was removed on YouTube, his fans started a trend #RoastNahiFryKarunga and #BanTikTok on Twitter. #BanTikTokInIndia, #TikTokdown and #TikTokexposed were also popular on the microblogging platform.
Twitter saw an explosion of memes targeting TikTok and Amir Siddique, urging people to downgrade the app. Several anti-China and TikTok critics have stepped in, calling for a ban on the Chinese platform, accusing its creators of promoting violence, hatred and acid attacks.
TikTok has over 200 million users in India and remains one of the most popular social media apps in the country. It has been downloaded over 2 billion times from the App Store and Google Play worldwide, according to the latest estimates from Sensor Tower Store Intelligence.
Source – economictimes.indiatimes.com