Tik Tok Application No More in Google and Apple; Supreme Court Orders Ban


As per the Supreme Court’s order, the short video social content sharing application ‘Tik Tok’ gets omitted from Google and Apple application stores on April 16.

The Chinese app owned by the ‘Bytedance Technology’ which had moved to the apex court after the Madras High Court on April 3 directed the ban on the “Tik Tok’ app against the social users for posting pornographic and malicious content in their profile.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY) has gone down with the SC order after it stayed the ban order passed by the Madras HC.

Meanwhile on April 15, advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for Chinese company ‘Bytedance Technology’ had contend for a stay on the ban for the mounting losses on the company.

On the contrary, the Supreme Court did not stay the Madras HC order and ordered the MeiTY for lifting off the app from the Google and Apple app stores.

Now the MeiTY’s order will stop any further download of the application but the users who are already using it can continue their services without interruption.

The Supreme Court bench headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has scheduled April 22 for the next hearing.




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