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Madras High Court Asks Central Government to Ban ‘TikTok’ App

The ‘TikTok’ app enables its users to shoot short videos and share it with others

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The logo of the TikTok application is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken Feb. 21, 2019. VOA

The Madras High Court has asked the Central government to ban the Chinese video mobile application ‘TikTok’, saying it spoils the future of youths and minds of children.

Hearing a petition filed by an advocate, the Madurai Bench of the High Court on Wednesday also issued an interim order to the Central government banning downloading of the app in India and restricted the media from telecasting videos taken using the app.

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

The court said inappropriate content was being provided by the ‘TikTok’ app and the government had a social responsibility to stop it.

Earlier, Tamil Nadu’s Information Technology Minister M. Manikandan had said that the state would write to the Central government seeking a ban on the app in India.

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The ‘TikTok’ app enables its users to shoot short videos and share it with others. (IANS)

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Indian Institute of Technology Madras Showcase Social Media Hate Speech Detection Project

And further enhancing the solution with hate speech detection

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The hate speech detection project is about extracting data from popular social media sites and perform sentiment and statistical analysis on the same to obtain the overall Sentiment and Temperament regarding a particular keyword or tweet. Pixabay

Hate speech detection on social media, text-to-braille converter are some of the projects that were showcased by the students of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) at the Centre For Innnovation (CFI) Open House on Saturday.

In a statement issued here, IIT-M said the students from CFI showcased some of their cutting-edge innovations and technologies to the public.

The hate speech detection project is about extracting data from popular social media sites and perform sentiment and statistical analysis on the same to obtain the overall Sentiment and Temperament regarding a particular keyword or tweet.

And further enhancing the solution with hate speech detection.

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In a statement issued here, IIT-M said the students from CFI showcased some of their cutting-edge innovations and technologies to the public. Pixabay

On the other hand, the text-to-braille converter provides a viable solution for the problems faced in using the existing devices.

According to IIT-M, the existing digital braille reading devices are bulky and expensive. Only five per cent of visually impaired people own one. Also, only three per cent of all text content is available in braille.

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The students team has engineered a portable text-to-braille interactive device.
(IANS)