Govt asks tech companies to remove immensely popular video making app to be removed from Google Play and App Store. TikTok app has 120 million users in India.
The news will come as a massive disappointment to the creators and the viewers of the app. Yesterday Supreme Court rejected TikTok owners plea to stay Madras High Court’s order to ban the app.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) ordered both Google and Apple to take down the popular app from its app stores.
TikTok is banned for allegedly showing ‘pornographic’ and ‘shady’ content.
“There were over billion downloads of the mobile app and ex-parte orders were passed by the Madurai bench of Madras High Court,” said Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi who represented ByteDance which owns the app.
The user who already has the app installed on their phone will be able to use but, a new user can’t download the app, according to the reports. Now it is up to the companies to do it or appeal the order.
Great decision from Indian govt. #TikTokban finally something sensible from the govt.
— Arun tiwari (@Aruntiwari1996) April 16, 2019
exactly….govt shows its helplessness by putting BAN…tiktok is a medium of entertainment….good and bad things r everywhere…even in govt itself….
— Indian1st (@indianneer) April 16, 2019
Hope this move make people to overcome their immaturity and grow up! 😁#TikTokban
— Nitish Shinde (@shindenitish) April 16, 2019
Stongly Condemn banning Tiktok by indian courts claiming it “Inappropriate for children”
— Mangleshwar Singh (@Mangleshwar_S) April 16, 2019
Government bans TikTok
— Dhruvin Shah (@dhruvinshah739) April 16, 2019