Supreme Court has refused to stay Madras High court’s order on TikTok app ban. Now the central government has asked Google and Apple to drop the video sharing application from their app stores.
The app is available to download in both Apple’s App stores and Google’s play store in android. However, both the tech companies are yet to give their reaction to the recent development by the central government.
Madras High Court has directed the government to ban TikTok because it encouraged pornography and made child users vulnerable to sexual predators. The court also mentioned that the app’s inappropriate content was a dangerous aspect of TikTok.
In the application to the court, the company has stated that the App was primarily used for circulation amusing videos and it also said that TikTok app is not liable for the content that the users post on it. It stated that because of the immense popularity, this controversy on the app has been raised.
Also earlier, Madras High Court order was challenged in the Supreme Court by Chinese company ByteDance. However, the apex court refused to interfere saying that ban directive was just an interim order.
The app ‘s popularity is evident from the fact that it has been downloaded 240 million times in India and it also enables the users to easily share the video on other platforms on social media like Facebook and Twitter.