TikTok India Says It Has Robust Measures to Protect Its UsersWeb & Apps

February 20, 2019 14:05
TikTok India Says It Has Robust Measures to Protect Its Users

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In the wake of concerns about the misuse of video sharing application TikTok, the company on Wednesday said it has robust measures to protect users and mechanism to report content found violative of norms.

TikTok India in a statement said it is in the process of designating a Chief Nodal Officer to be based out of India to better coordinate with law enforcing agencies.

Launched by China-based startup, the application allows users to shoot and share videos across social media platforms.

"At TikTok, maintaining a safe and positive in-app environment is our priority," the company statement said here in response to a query by PTI about the state government's move.

"We have robust measures to protect users against misuse, including easy reporting mechanisms that enable users and law enforcement to report content that violates our terms of use and community guidelines", it said.

State Information Technology Minister M Manikandan on Tuesday told the state assembly the government would take up with the Centre a possible ban on the app which reportedly misleads children and youth.

He had also said political leaders and galore others had been expressing 'concern' over the app.

Tami Nadu Minister made the remarks while reacting to a submission by Manithaneya Jananayaka Katchi Member of Legislative Assembly (Nagapattinam) M Thamimun Ansari that the social media application was allegedly misleading children and youth and sought action to ban it.

-Sowmya Sangam

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