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    TMC MP Nusrat Jahan compares TikTok ban to 2016 demonetisation

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    The Lok Sabha MP herself had been quite active on TikTok where she interacted with her fans.

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    Jahan said that while she completely ‘stands by the ban’, she is concerned about ‘content creators who’ll lose their monthly income to run households’.
    On late Monday night, the government of India placed a ban on 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Shein, UC Browser and others, citing threats posed by these applications to the country's ‘sovereignty and security’. Actress and Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan, who herself used to be quite active on TikTok, expressed her displeasure at the ban.

    Jahan said that while she completely ‘stands by the ban’, she is concerned about ‘content creators who’ll lose their monthly income to run households’.

    Speaking to news agency ANI, she called the government’s decision ‘impulsive’. She also questioned if the government has a strategic plan to help those who will be rendered unemployed due to the decision.

    “TikTok is an entertainment app. It’s an impulsive decision. What’s the strategic plan? What about ppl who will be unemployed? Ppl will suffer like demonetisation. I don’t have any problem with the ban as it is for national security but who’ll answer these questions,” said Jahan.

    She later issued another statement, calling the TikTok ban an ‘eyewash’ by the Central government. She said that TikTok, like any other social media platform, helps her connect to her fans and audience.

    “What about the Chinese investments in companies which came out with the PM’s picture in front-page ads post demonetisation? What was achieved through diplomacy and visits by the PM? Also, what about the content creators who lose their monthly income to run households now? These are questions which are still unanswered. Also, the government has to take steps to move away from Chinese supply chains without adding to inflation and putting pressure on the common man’s pockets,” the actress-turned-politician posed..

    Her comments came on a day when the TikTok CEO wrote to his employees in India, that the Chinese social media app, "will do everything in our power to restore the positive experiences and opportunities that they can be proud of".

    "…TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and places the highest importance on user privacy and integrity," Kevin Mayer, TikTok chief executive and the chief operations officer of ByteDance said.

    Nusrat had been quite active on TikTok and used the platform regularly to connect with her fans, even before she was elected as a Lok Sabha MP.

    The actress also said that she is now starting work on her next project, making the announcement on Instagram.

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    1 Comment on this Story

    Vishal Das33 days ago
    That's why Actors and Actresses should keep themselves away from Politics. They talk about Unemployment by banning the Tiktok but they dont talk about rising unemployment of it's own state . It's better for her to shut the hell up !!!
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