TikTok app ‘banned’ in India: All the events leading to its removal from app stores

TikTok app ‘banned’ in India: All the events leading to its removal from app stores

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TikTok Ban in India: Google and Apple have banned the TikTok app on their app stores in India following a government order. Here is a recap of everything that happened with the TikTok.


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TikTok, the popular video creating and sharing app has been removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in India. This comes after a ban on downloading of the app by Madhurai bench of the Madras High Court, which had ordered the central government to ensure this. ByteDance, the company which owns TikTok, had even approached the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the ban, but the top court had refused to intervene and said it would listen to the matter on April 22.

On April 16, the Madhurai bench of the High Court appointed Senior Advocate Arvind P Datar as amicus curiae in the matter to assist the court and said it would hear the petition on April 24 for further hearing. The original order of the court was issued on April 3.

The Petition to ban TikTok

The petition was filed to ban TikTok on the grounds that the social network platform was “degrading culture and encouraging pornography besides containing explicit disturbing content and causing social stigma and medical health issue between teens.”

The petition also talked about how the app was harming children, and even gave instances of how some children had allegedly committed suicide because of the app. The petition claimed children who used the app were vulnerable as it exposed them to sexual predators and alleged that the app was violating privacy of users, including these children.

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Source of the article : indianexpress.com