The ban on TikTok App has been finally lifted in India after the ruling of the Madras High Court recently. Starting today, the App is again visible on both the Google Play Store and App Store platforms. so, the users can once again download and start using this App just like before.
TikTok App was earlier banned by Madras HC for almost half a month after they found the App to have loads of inappropriate and vulgar content. This made many people frustrated as they could not access the App and they could not install it anymore from the Play Store and App Store. The court has also issued notice to Google And Apple relating to the ban after a Public Interest Litigation was filed against the TikTok App in India.
On 22 April, the Supreme Court directed the Madras high court to decide on a plea in the hearing scheduled for 24 April, failing which it said the order would stand vacated. The Madras high court, after hearing a plea from ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, reversed its 3 April decision.
TikTok, whose video-only interface makes it less elaborate and easier to use than platforms such as Facebook or Twitter, has been downloaded more than 240 million times in India, according to app analytics firm Sensor Tower.
By the end of 2019, TikTok aims to have 1,000 employees in India and 25% of that is just content moderation. The company also updated its community guidelines back in November, and added a section just for India, which allows even less skin.