While immensely popular, TikTok has faced concerns regarding privacy and data security, as well as the potential for inappropriate content.
Although widely used for messaging, WhatsApp has had instances of security vulnerabilities and the spread of misinformation.
Known for its disappearing messages, Snapchat has faced issues with privacy breaches, cyberbullying, and the misuse of features.
This anonymous messaging app has been linked to cyberbullying, harassment, and the spread of offensive or harmful content.
Initially designed for anonymous feedback, Sarahah has been associated with cyberbullying and online harassment.
An anonymous sharing app, Whisper has raised concerns regarding privacy, the spread of explicit content, and potential risks associated with anonymous interactions
Blue Whale Challenge
Not an app in itself, but rather a dangerous online game, the Blue Whale Challenge has been associated with self-harm and suicide among vulnerable individuals.
This messaging app has been linked to cases of online grooming, child exploitation, and the exchange of inappropriate content.
While Telegram offers encrypted messaging, it has faced criticism for being used by extremist groups to coordinate activities and spread propaganda.
A dating app primarily for LGBTQ+ individuals, Grindr has faced controversies surrounding user privacy, security, and instances of harassment or discrimination.