Indian lawmakers call for TikTok ban, alleging spread of ‘cultural degradation’ among teens

TikTok usage in India has led teens and young adults to participate in acts of “cultural degradation,” according to Indian lawmakers, who are asking the government to take action against the app.

The government appears to be listening. M. Manikandan, information technology minister of the Indian state Tamil Nadu, said the state government will recommend that TikTok be banned in Tamil Nadu, according to a report from The Economic Times. Nagapattinam lawmaker Thamimun Ansari raised the issue in the Central Legislative Assembly, telling The Economic Times, “I raised an issue forwarded to me by community welfare workers that the mobile application (TikTok) was acting as a platform for heated debates inimical to law and order, and sharing of…

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