Over the past few weeks, there have been speculations on the Official ban of the popular app known as TikTok. Although the initial threat came from a questionable place but if we are to actually consider the possibility of TikTok being shut down, what are it’s advantages, what are it’s consequences.
If we are to be open to any of both scenarios playing out, the main question still remains, Can they actually ban TikTok?
TikTok is a video sharing social media developed by ByteDance, TikTok was initially launched in September 2016. Later TikTok was launched in 2017 for IOS and Andriod.
TikTok has become a force to be reckoned with in the global rave of the social media takeover. It has created room for millions of teenagers and young adults to show off their creativity with short videos. It is no doubt that TikTok has become the hub of entertainment, memes, trends and of recent political campaigns.
I’d Arguably say TIkTok became more popular this year as millions of people went to the social app to have unleash creativity, express ideas and partake in various challenges while we were stuck indoors during the Covid-19 lockdown.
But why the sudden threat to shut it down?
Is it a political move? I believe it is.
Back to the initial question that made you interested in reading this blog post,
Can they actually ban TikTok?
All it takes is a tech guru and a bunch of signatures from high places
This is an app, a platform, a community for creators and consumers of good content.
TikTok has been a source of employment for digital developers. According to the U.S General Manager Vanessa Pappas there are 1500 employers currently working on TikTok, 1500 families being financed by a platform.
TikTok has been a safe place for young adults and especially we teenagers to express ourselves on short video clips without the fear of being judged.
TikTok has been a tool for getting our voices heard on issues in real life; Whether it’s a movement for or against there are thousands of clips created to back it up.
TikTok has become a community that brings creativity and joy into our daily lives.
TikTok has become a means for us to connect and interact with people from different countries, different cultures, different backgrounds, thereby fostering global unity.
Before they consider shutting TikTok down for any political reason, whether you are a user of the app or not have this at the back of your mind.
Banning TikTok is banning Self Expression,
Banning TikTok is banning Creativity,
Banning TikTok is ending Jobs,
Banning TikTok is silencing Voices,
Banning TikTok is limiting Freedom.
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