Madras High Court lifted the ban from popular Chinese app TikTok
On Wednesday Madurai bench of Madras High Court removed the ban from popular Chinese app TikTok. It allows users to create short lip sync videos and it has over 54 billion monthly active users.
On 3 April the Madras High Court had directed the centre to ban the download of the TikTok app in India by saying it is encouraging pornography. Children who were using this app were vulnerable to exposure to sexual predators. The petition was filed by senior advocate S Muthukumar.
The bench, led by Justices N Kirubakaran and SS Sundar, removed the ban on the basis of select regulatory conditions.
Earlier Supreme Court refused to stay the Madras High Court interim order on grounds that it is temporary and the matter is still being heard at the high court. Following the government order, TikTok was blocked on the Google Play Store and App Store, since 18 April.
“More than a million videos have been deleted and special teams have been constituted for closely monitoring content on the app” said by senior advocate Isaac Mohanlal, who represented the app in the court.
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