TikTok returns to Google Play store, Apple app store days after Madras HC lifted the ban on application

TikTok returns to Google Play store, Apple app store days after Madras HC lifted the ban on application

The download of the TikTok application was banned after the state court in southern Tamil Nadu told the government that it encourages pornography, especially child pornography. The application is now available for download.

The TikTok app is back in the Google Play store and also in the Apple app store. The application can now be downloaded and used without restrictions, unlike a few days ago. Google and Apple eliminated the video creation application of Play store and App store, respectively, after the Madras High Court banned the download of the TikTok application in the middle of this month. The download ban has now been lifted by the HC.

The download of the application was banned after the state court in southern Tamil Nadu told the government that it encourages pornography, especially child pornography. The court also said that the TikTok application has made child users vulnerable to sexual predators. The decision to prohibit the download of the application after an individual launched a public interest litigation that called for a ban. According to an IT ministry official shortly thereafter, the government sent a letter to Apple and Google to comply with the state court order.

A week later, Madras HC removed the application ban and said that the court is only concerned about crimes against children and that India does not have legislation such as the COPPA of the United States to protect children in cyberspace. . Back then, the HC had said that the TikTok application will be available for download from Play Store and App Store very soon. The application is finally back in both the Play Store and the App Store.

In commenting on the issue, TikTok has informed the Court that it has employed technology to ensure that naked / obscene content can not be loaded into the application. In another statement, the owner of TikTok, Bytedance, said that the company has been eliminating or banning the obscene content of the platform since July 2018 onwards. The same statement said that TikTok has around 0.00006 percent obscene content and that the company is already working to remove them from the platform.