On 3rd April, a bench of Madras High Court judges directed the center to ban the TikTok app. As this app contains inappropriate contents including pornography, which are easily accessible to the children.
In the official statement of the Court says, “it encourages pornography and exposes children to sexual predators.”
The court has also directed the media organizations not to telecast any video made with the TikTok app.
Later to this on 15th April, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has asked Google and Apple to remove the app from their respective app stores from where the users can download the app.
The Supreme Court hearing will be set on 22nd April regarding the plea of banning this social media app.
Meanwhile TikTok India has expressed its concern
“We have faith in the Indian judicial system and we are optimistic about an outcome that would be well received by over 120 million monthly active users in India, who continue using TikTok to showcase their creativity and capture moments that matter in their everyday lives”
At the time we are writing this article TikTok has gone missing from Google Play Store.
However, the users who already have downloaded this application can still access it and this app can also be downloaded and install from third parties. To prevent this Govt. will have to take effective measures.
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