Tag: Tiktok Ban

Ban TikTok for encouraging pornography: Madras HC

Chennai/New Delhi: The Madras High Court has asked the Centre to ban the Chinese video mobile application TikTok, saying it “encourages pornography” and is spoiling the future of youths and minds of children. The court said inappropriate content was being provided by the TikTok app, owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, and the government had […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
80% youngsters want TikTok banned in India: Survey

New Delhi: Eight out of 10 millennials living in India want the controversial Chinese video app TikTok to be banned, reveals a survey by news app Inshorts. This comes after the Madras High Court last week advised the Central government to ban the app claiming it was encouraging pornography among youngsters. The court said that […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Tiktok's 'Rise' and 'Ban' in India

New Delhi: The rise of the Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok in India has been so spectacular over the past year that it is now nearly impossible for any social media user to not have come across its content. These user-created videos that often contain memes, lip-syncing songs and sometimes sleazy posts regularly find ways to […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Google, Apple block TikTok download in India

New Delhi: Google and Apple have blocked the download of TikTok from Play Store and App Store respectively in India, following a request from the government to ban access to the Chinese short video-sharing app that has been downloaded over 230 million times in the country. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had asked Google […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Why TikTok ban may not have the desired results

New Delhi: With crores of people in India already using TikTok and all of them having the option to share the app with others, blocking its access on Google Play Store and Apple App Store may not have the desired results, say experts. TikTok, which is very popular among children, is facing criticism from different […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
TikTok's parent ByteDance plans USD 1 billion investment in India in next 3 years

New Delhi: Unfazed by the ban on TikTok in India, the popular Chinese short video app’s parent ByteDance remains “very optimistic” and plans to invest USD 1 billion in the country over the next three years. ByteDance — touted to be among the world’s most valuable startups with investors like SoftBank, General Atlantic, KKR and […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
TikTok ban: SC asks Madras HC to decide by April 24

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Madras High Court to decide on TikTok’s plea for an interim relief by April 24, failing which the ban imposed on the mobile app will stand lifted. The apex court Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna refused to pass […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Madras High Court lifts ban on TikTok app

Chennai: The Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench on Wednesday lifted the ban on video mobile application TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, subject to certain conditions. Deciding the case filed by advocate Muthukumar, the bench vacated its interim order banning the app, subject to conditions that pornographic videos will not be uploaded on it, failing […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
TikTok still unavailable on Google, Apple app stores

New Delhi: TikTok remained unavailable for download on both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday – a day after the Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench lifted the ban on the short video-sharing app. Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that official communication to the technology companies would be […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Mother of two commits suicide on TikTok

New Delhi: A 24-year old mother of two children committed suicide on Thursday in Tamil Nadu after she was scolded by her husband and prevented from using the short video-making app. Anitha, recorded herself as she drank the poision and then sent the video via WhatsApp to her husband, who is in Singapore. According to […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
TikTok Issues First Response After Ban, Calls It 'Interim Order'

Hours after being banned by the government of India along with 58 other Chinese apps, TikTok India has issued a statement saying that it is an ‘interim order’ and the app is in the process of complying with the government’s regulation. “We have been invited to meet concerned government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
PM Narendra Modi's Address At 4pm: What Netizens Are Saying?

India is currently struggling with multiple issues including COVID-19, border disputes with China, Nepal, and Pakistan, and a failing economy. As the country hopes for revival against all these odds, the population across pan India is looking up to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking some concrete decisions and make certain effective announcements during […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Instagram Reels Most Popular Video Sharing App After TikTok Ban In India

New Delhi: After the departure of Tik Tok, Instagram Reels has become the most popular app for young Indians as 7 in 10 (18-29 age group) said they would like to use Reels as a platform for video sharing, a new report said on Tuesday. In the absence of the Chinese short-video-making app TikTok, nearly […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Despite Ban, TikTok Becomes Highest Grossing App Of 2020

New Delhi: Despite India ban and an ongoing legal battle in the US, Chinese short-video making app TikTok has become the highest grossing app globally in 2020 with $540 million in profit, followed by dating app Tinder that grossed $513 million. According to the data released by app analytics firm Apptopia, YouTube was third with […]

  • Wednesday, 07 April 2021