TikTok ban lifted by Madras High Court


New Delhi: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday lifted the interim ban on popular video creating and sharing application TikTok.

A bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and SS Sundar has vacated the interim order by the Supreme Court of India (SC), on 22 April, to ban TikTok in the country.

The court allowed downloading of the app after the Chinese company informed the court that it has mechanisms to regulate contest. Besides, the Chinese firm said it is only an intermediary platform which does not upload contents.

Notably, acting on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on TikTok, the Madras HC in its April 3 order had said that it was evident from media reports that pornography and inappropriate content were made available through such mobile applications.

Following the Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the ban order, the government had asked both Google and Apple to comply with the order and take down the application.

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