New Delhi: Amid the ongoing social media call for boycotting Tiktok and other Chinese products over the India-China standoff, Twitterati was confused to find a Tiktok account under the name of Government of India. Also Read - TikTok Star-Turned-BJP Leader Sonali Phogat Caught on Camera Hitting Man With Slipper Before Police, Video Goes Viral
However, it is yet not clear if it’s actually an account made by the government or a fake account meant to dupe users.
The account of MyGov on TikTok has almost 949.6K K followers as of now, 6.9 million likes and it doesn’t follow any other account. The official profile statement reads, “Citizen engagement platform of Government of India.”
So far, the videos uploaded on the account are mostly about yoga, coronavirus awareness, and celebrity videos featuring Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli etc. The MyGovIndia TikTok account is verified, as there is a blue tick badge right alongside the username.
As the news spread, people on social media are wondering if this is really true, especially at the time when the government is asking its citizens to boycott foreign products and start using swadeshi ones in a bid to become ‘Aatma nirbhar.’
The development comes at a time when both India and China are engaged in a military standoff in Eastern Ladakh and many celebrities have been urging citizens to boycott Chinese products to teach them a lesson.
Riding on the anti-China sentiment, an Android app that claimed to identify China-made apps on your smartphone had gone viral but was removed from the Google Play Store after a few days.