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After Bangladesh, TikTok faces ban in India


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The popular Tik Tok video making application has been removed from Google and Apple app stores after a state court’s decision in India. The state court of Tamil Nadu prohibited its download.

A Southern Tamil Nadu court had ordered the federal government on April 3rd to ban Tik Tik citing that it encouraged pornography and paedophiles.

Resultantly, the federal government wrote a letter to Google and Apple requesting it to follows the court’s decision. According to the Indian Information Technology ministry, Google has reportedly blocked access to Tik Tok in its play store in India.

TikTok continued to be drawn further into controversy after a 19-year old Muhammad Salman was accidentally shot dead by his friends with a gun while filming a TikTok video.

The application has already been banned in Bangladesh while it was slashed with heavy fines in the USA for illegally collecting information from children. Indian Supreme Court had rejected the appeal of Tik Tok to suspend its decision of banning the application on Monday. The apex court will again hear the case on April 22nd.

“We have faith in the Indian judicial system and we are optimistic about an outcome that would be well received by over 120 million monthly active users in India,” Tiktok said in a statement Tuesday.

The Tik Tok also informed that it has taken down approximately six million videos in India that violated its guidelines. The company said the measures were to “reinforce our ongoing commitment to ensure that our platform remains a safe and positive space for our Indian users.”

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TikTok continued to be drawn further into controversy after a 19-year old Muhammad Salman was accidentally shot dead by his friends with a gun while filming a TikTok video.

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