In what may very well be the primary for the platform in India, video-sharing app TikTok has taken down the accounts of three customers after their video on the assault on Tabrez Ansari by a mob in Jharkhand stirred up an issue.
Shiv Sena’s IT cell chief Ramesh Solanki had filed a grievance concerning the movies with Mumbai Police on Sunday.
Ansari was assaulted in Jharkhand’s Seraikela Kharswan district on June 18 by a mob which, in keeping with a video extensively shared on social media, allegedly demanded that he say “Jai Shri Ram, Jai Hanuman”. He succumbed to accidents 4 days later.
The three whose accounts had been suspended had verified accounts – collectively, they’d tens of millions of followers for movies that usually showcased them lip-syncing with a gaggle known as “Team 07”.
“TikTok has zero tolerance for content that incites violence against other users or any content that violates its Community Guidelines,” an organization spokesperson stated. “In line with this, the video in question, which has violated our Community Guidelines, is no longer available on TikTok. Such irresponsible acts will not be tolerated on our platform, hence we have suspended three user accounts and are cooperating with law enforcement agencies.”