Video sharing Application TikTok banned in India

As TikTok became one of the highest downloaded apps in India, HC has now applied a complete ban on the application.

Video sharing Application TikTok banned in India Video sharing Application TikTok banned in India Source : Press


While it enjoyed immense popularity in India, the video-sharing application TikTok earlier known as Musical.ly has been completely banned in India. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the court regarding the TikTok app for objectionable, vulgar content and later a case was filed in the Madras High Court regarding the same.


"The High Court asked the government to prohibit download of TikTok application. It (Meity) is ensuring that by asking Google and Apple to delete it from the app stores. Now it is up to the companies to do it or appeal the order" said a person related to the matter.


"We are committed to continuously enhancing our existing measures and introducing additional technical and moderation processes as part of our ongoing commitment to our users in India," TikTok said in a statement.


TikTok became one of the most downloaded apps in just a few quarters with a humongous amount of new users coming out of India. According to a market analysis firm, India accounted for 88.6 million new users out of a total of 188 new users in the March quarter.


Many Chinese applications, apart from TikTok, have come under fire not only in India but also in the US, the UK, Hong Kong, and Indonesia for content that is dangerously close to exposing children to nudity and possibly and grooming them to commit explicit acts.


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