TikTok is a widely-used app. However, downloads have slowed down in May and April. The decrease in the use of this app has raised concerns.
TikTok had gained two billion downloads last year. But the number has decreased this year.
According to sources, the app’s download has decreased by 34 percent in April and 28 percent in May. More decrease has been noticed in India, TikTok’s largest market, as anti-TikTok sentiment is going viral across social media.
According to Sensor Tower, around 90 percent of TikTok users in India are feeling negative about the app. Downloads of the china-based app have almost halved between March and May.
TikTok’s ratings have decreased from 4.7 to 1.2 in less time on Google Play Store. But ratings increased to 1.6 as Google deleted millions of user reviews. TikTok’s current ratings on Google Play Store is 1.4.
National Commission of Women Chairman Rekha Sharma called on the Indian government to ban TikTok.
“I am of the strong opinion that this @TikTok_IN [sic] should be banned totally and will be writing to GOI. It not only has these objectionable videos but [is] also pushing youngsters towards [an] unproductive life where they are living only for few followers,” Sharma said in a tweet.
“As per the policy, we do not allow content that risks the safety of others, promotes physical harm, or glorifies violence against women. The behavior in question violates our guidelines and we have taken down content, suspended the account, and are working with law enforcement agencies as appropriate,” a TikTok India spokesperson said.