TikTok application banned by Google in India - All you need to know
Chennai : Downloading TikTok application in India has been banned as per a court's order. The app has been removed from both the play store and app store in compliance with the order. Here is all you need to know about the application.
What is TikTok and who owns it?
The TikTok application, owned by a Chinese company ByteDance, allows users to create and post short video clips on other social platforms like Facebook, Instagram and more.
Why banned in India?
Hearing a petition filed by an individual, A Madras High Court on April 3 directed the Centre to ban the Tiktok app over concerns about access to pornographic content through it. The Government on Tuesday asked Google and Apple to comply with the court's order.
The High Court had also appointed senior advocate Arvind Datar as an independent counsel in the case to examine the implications of the app. The next hearing in the case has been posted for April 24.
The owners of TikTok are positive about the appointment of Arvind Datar as amicus curiae (independent counsel).
"We welcome the decision of the Madras High Court to appoint Arvind Datar as amicus curiae (independent counsel) to the court. 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," the company said.