Government Asks Google, Apple To Take Down TikTok App From Play Store And App Store

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.

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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.

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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.