InvestorQ : Why Tik Tok app got banned in India?
Aishwarya Nimbalkar made post

Why Tik Tok app got banned in India?

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varsha Motwani answered.
1 year ago

The big news of Google and Apple removed the Chinese video app TikTok from their app stores got flooded around among the Indian emotions on 3rd April 2019.

The app was removed following the directions of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
Now the user cannot download the app. TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. This app was launched in 2016. It allows all users to create short videos. Tik Tok flourished with popularity after its collaboration with the app in August 2018. It has over 500 million active users globally. Moreover, India topped in the number of users.

The Supreme Court announced April 22, 2019, as the date for hearing the matter. However, on 3rd April 2019, the Madras High Court has already passed its order to ban the Tik Tok app with the evidence from media reports. The report showed, that the app has inappropriate content and pornography.

Considering a public interest petition seeking a ban on the app, the bench has asked the government to answer "whether the Union of India will enact a statute, like the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, enacted by the United States to prevent children from becoming cyber/online victims".

If you are a user and has already downloaded the app, then you still will be able to continue using it on your smartphones.

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Ira Shah answered.
1 year ago

A short video app with more than 200 million users, Tik Tok ban has not only gushed into news feeds but also ban over social media platforms has affected the expansion of the Digital India initiative, says market experts.

The IAMAI (Internet & Mobile Association of India) said it may prove hurdle towards the growth of digital India. It further says about the content moderation and other effective measures have been taken to uproot the problem. It announced that social media platforms in India have proudly adopted the Code of Ethics with the Election Commission.

However, the debate still goes on whether apps popular among youngsters like PUBG Mobile and TikTok are good for the country’s society.

 New updates say other apps in the market have come up to replace Tik Tok by only keeping the content that is legal now.

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Raj khan answered.
1 year ago

tick tock isliye band kar diya gaya tha ki Har EK Aadmi apna Apna apni Har EK King shivaki kar raha hai Jiske Karan Hero ko problem aa rahi hai boreal Jo Hero ki acting mujhe nahin hai Iske Karan Iske Karana takleef de rahi Hai Jiski Jaisi Kar Gayi Hai Tiktok Wapas chalu ho gaya hai

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Arti Chavan answered.
1 year ago

Tik Tok is back in action. it's like glory to all fans there! The India state court removes the ban imposed on the Tik Tok app owned by ByteDance, the Chinese company.

Nearly after a week-long ban in India by Google and Apple, it is now available to download.

The decision of the Indian government over lifting the ban is an interim order on 24 April, 2019 with the condition of strict fencing out obscene videos. Also, the app should be available only to individuals above 18. Under 18 should not be allowed to download the Tik Tok app.

The lose caused by the ban on the company stood nearly $500,000 a day.