It’s been a while since we’ve been hearing negative and controversial stories around TikTok and PUBG. The government finally took initiatives to ban these apps. Many people are supporting this action but obviously, the app lovers aren’t. And the question that is being extensively boasted by people is ‘Isn’t it regressive to ban TikTok and PUBG?’
Taking a little divergence, in my opinion, the Indian government should be focussing on bigger problems which are traumatizing our society in first place.
Here are a few cases of bans picked up from European countries to demonstrate an even bigger problem statement which the Indian government should be working on.
1. France Banned Super Skinny Models
Models are mature enough to think about their well being, Right..? But still, Govt had to ban. An attempt to save others from following their desire neglecting their health.
2. France bans food wastage
France ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks
Why do had to interfere? Are people not aware of hunger/poverty problems? Govt had to take the initiative for the betterment of society.
3. Hamburg, Germany banned plastic coffee pods
Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, has banned coffee pods and other disposable products from its council buildings as part of a drive to reduce environmental waste.
4. Barcelona Banned Cars From 60% of City Streets
In September 2016, Barcelona started implementing Superblocks to tackle traffic and maximize public space.
5. London Banned Body-Shaming Ads on Public Transport
In 2016, the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan banned the body shaming adverts from the transport network. According to him, such advertising promotes unrealistic expectations about body image and health. It can demean people, particularly women. One of such examples was ‘Protein World’ which was accused of directly targeting individuals to make them feel physically inferior to the unrealistic image of the bronzed model in order to sell their product.
6. UK Took Steps to Ban Microbeads
In January 2018, the UK government banned plastic microbeads which are used in cosmetics, since it harms marine life.
7. France Banned Plastic Cutlery, Cups, and Plates
Throughout the world, time to time govt had taken this step for the betterment of the society and in order to keep moving ahead in the development of the nation.
Banning TikTok or PUBG had no way brought back our nation into a less developed state neither it will be a roadblock for our future development.
To understand it better we must know that the development of a nation generally measured by the following factors:
- Human Development Index (HDI)
- Life expectancy
- Adult literacy
- GDP per capita
- Safety and Security
- Good Governance
TikTok or PUBG ban is nowhere making any direct effect on any of the factors affecting the development of the nation.
Source: Quora answer by Vipin Maurya