Apr 17, 2019

TikTok: Apple and Google block video sharing app in India

AFP Apple and Google have removed TikTok, which allows users to create and share videos, from their app stores in India. TikTok has more than 120 million users in India but has faced criticism from some for hosting inappropriate content. The Madras High Court order asked the federal government to ban TikTok on the grounds that it encouraged pornography and made young users vulnerable to sexual predators. Based on the preliminary ruling, India's information technology ministry sent an order to Google and Apple asking them to remove the app from their online stores, local media reports said. Apple and TikTok have not immediately responded to requests for comment.

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