Madras High Court Asks Central Government to Ban ‘TikTok’ App

The ‘TikTok’ app enables its users to shoot short videos and share it with others

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The logo of the TikTok application is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken Feb. 21, 2019. VOA

The Madras High Court has asked the Central government to ban the Chinese video mobile application ‘TikTok’, saying it spoils the future of youths and minds of children.

Hearing a petition filed by an advocate, the Madurai Bench of the High Court on Wednesday also issued an interim order to the Central government banning downloading of the app in India and restricted the media from telecasting videos taken using the app.

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

The court said inappropriate content was being provided by the ‘TikTok’ app and the government had a social responsibility to stop it.

Earlier, Tamil Nadu’s Information Technology Minister M. Manikandan had said that the state would write to the Central government seeking a ban on the app in India.

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The ‘TikTok’ app enables its users to shoot short videos and share it with others. (IANS)