Punjab government has asked TikTok influencers to raise awareness about coronavirus through TikTok. However, the decision was highly trolled on social media. Some netizens spoke in favor whereas some others criticized the move.
Governor Punjab Chahudary Ghulam Sarwar, and wife met TikTok influencers conducted a meeting with popular TikTok influencers such as Haris Ali, Shehr Hayaat and Kanwal Aftab the Governor House.
TikTok is a widely-used app not only in Pakistan but in the rest of the world as well. It has been downloaded about 2bn times globally.
TikTok influencers have wide recognition in Pakistan. It seemed a good approach to create awareness about coronavirus pandemic.
Several people on Twitter shared their views regarding this move. Some people said implementing this idea is good.
I am all up for use of Tiktok stars to create awareness about Covid19 among masses. Its a platform with massive reach and I hope they can come up with constructive content.
— Hammad Anwar (@manihammad) June 4, 2020
Many people are feeling so bad today now TikToker will guide us So ! Dear all my Doctors, engineers, Professors, and all my well-qualified ones never feel bad nothing goes wrong if Pakistani ‘s tik toker providing awareness at Massive level through entertainment #TikTok pic.twitter.com/W6Q7g2LUDE
— Ali Shah (@Alyy_shah) June 5, 2020
Tbh its not a terrible idea, so long as the messaging is clear and accurate. But that’s easier said than done. https://t.co/XRFhnA3QYF
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) June 4, 2020
However, several people criticized the decision.
— Fahiq baloch (@FahiqIbrahim) June 5, 2020
And if its a joke….mujhe hansi nahi ai….and if its true then I guess I should quit my degree and install TikTok today…and no wonder that soon we gonna see pubg players on pak india border…#TikTok pic.twitter.com/yt94UDFfa9
— Fiza Zahra Rajpoot (@FizaZahraRajpot) June 5, 2020
Just a famous one would get all the privileges in this country and the educated ones would be unemployed, disrespected and mistreated? Such a pity. Such things make me ashamed of being a citizen of this nation. #TikTok #Whomtoblame https://t.co/dnjOCdvNRW
— Maira Saleem (@saleem_maira) June 4, 2020