According to The Express Tribune, Rafqat Hussain, 38, an English teacher at the Government Postgraduate College Haripur married his student Zainab Ali, 24 at a local court. Rafqat, who is already married and has three children with his first wife, shared a copy of his marriage certificate saying, “We were in a relationship. We were waiting for our families’ consent to get married.” He claims that the initial 20-second clip was not meant to be shared, but someone with ‘ill-intent- to the couple hacked into Zainab’s phone and posted it on the popular app TikTok.
Videos of people lip-syncing to songs? Sounds innocent enough. But, in an app where over 13 million videos are uploaded a day, it’s impossible to filter out all the inappropriate or dangerous content. Social media provides instant gratification. Some may see this as a good thing, but in reality, it can be a huge false promise. You can document their every move for the whole world to see. Whether it’s a “like” or “comment”, the main aim of users’ uploading videos to Tik Tok is to gain attention. For the sake of going “viral”, users are taking life-threatening risks.