Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has summoned answers to the controversial social media app TikTok and Halo security. A series of questions asked by the government has been asked whether the apps are considering to store data within India? It has also been asked, what steps are being taken by companies to prevent users from under the age of 8 years from coming in contact with the potentially hazardous material.
According to sources, if the social media application is to avoid banning, then they have to submit their reply in this regard till July 22. Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), a financial branch of RSS, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that such social media platforms were being used for anti-national activities, after which the notice was sent to AP operators on Wednesday. Gaya.
The IT Ministry also asked what kind of data related to users of India are being collected through these social media platforms. The Helo app alleges that it had paid a large sum to put 11 thousand Mofrd(changed) political advertisements on other social media platforms, in spite of which the ministry has sought an explanation.
Special attention was paid to the safety of children under the age of 18, in which the company was asked, ‘What is the logic behind keeping the minimum age limit 13 in India for using TikTok? While a person under the age of 18 is considered to be a child in the country. TikTok introduces ‘Age-Gate’ to restrict children from using the app.
The Ministry asked whether this age gate system also prohibits users below the age of 18 years. Sharing the statement, the company said, “We welcome the opportunity to fully cooperate with the government to fulfill our obligations.” It further states, “One of our strongest markets is India and we are happy to be part of Digital India’s mainframe in 15 Indian languages.” In the same year in April this year, the Madras High Court in its interim order had banned tick-tacks against inappropriate and obscene material.