Google & Apple blocks TikTok app in India

TikTok Ban Government Asks Google Apple to Drop Video Sharing Application From Their App Stores

The app was still available on Apple's app store until Tuesday, April 16 but has been removed from Google's Play Store in India.

Owned by Chinese company ByteDance, Tiktok app allows users to create short videos and share them.

The move comes right after Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology letter sent to Google and Apple to abide by the court order to prohibit the download of TiTok mobile application. It (MeitY) is ensuring that by asking Google and Apple to delete it from the app stores. "Now it is up to the companies to do it or appeal the order".

A court had earlier asked the federal government to ban TikTok, citing concerns the video-sharing mobile app exposed children to troubling content, including pornography.

The issue will be heard in the Supreme Court on April 22, but the app could potentially vanish from stores before then.

The owners of TikTok are positive about the appointment of Arvind Datar as amicus curiae (independent counsel). On its part, TikTok has said that it's not liable to be punished for what "third parties" do. These are the platforms where most adult social media users are now getting introduced to TikTok.

Also, in the absence of the app from legitimate and trusted sources, users may turn to web based third-party stores, which can be more unsafe as they do not verify apps for hidden malicious content as Google and Apple do. "We have faith in the Indian judicial system and we are optimistic about an outcome", the spokesperson said.

"Indian Govt. Orders Google, Apple To Remove TikTok; What About Existing Users Of TikTok?", 5 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. Those users will not be impacted by the removal of the app from the Google Play store.

The company added that it had been increasing efforts to take down "objectionable content" and had so far removed more than 6 million videos in India that violated its user guidelines. The app is hugely popular among all age group in India and has been criticised by several leaders. Many Chinese apps, including TikTok, have come under fire not only in India but also in the U.S., the UK, Hong Kong and Indonesia for content that is often dangerously close to exposing children to nudity and possibly those who seek to coerce or groom underage users into committing explicit acts.

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