A Kenyan has submitted a petition to Parliament asking TikTok banned in Kenya.
The petitioner who is the CEO at Bridget Connect Consultancy by the name Bob Ndolo, said in his petition that the explicit content in TikTok promotes sexual abuse , hate speech and vulgarity which goes against the cultural and religious values of Kenya. Not to mention the damage to children
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Bob argues that that while it has gained popularity among the youths in Kenya, the content that is being shared on the platform with ill mannered individuals is not correct thus promoting explicit sexual content, hate speech, offensive reactions among others which is a serious threat to the culture .
The petitioner has called out Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) failures to regulate Tiktok thus unable to block content deemed to be inappropriate to users.
It’s already known the Chinese base app has faced similar bans of the by other nations including the United States over its breach of privacy while collecting personal information.
In 2019, the app was fined $5.7 million by the USA Federal Trade Commission for illegally collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 without their parents consent thus violating Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
The petition has now been directed the National Assembly’s Public Petitions Committee by speaker Wetangula to consider the petition and report its findings.
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