The Madras high court has passed an order to ban download of TikTok

The Madras high court has passed an order to ban the download and use of popular mobile video-sharing app, TikTok.

Sitting at the Madurai Bench, Justices N Kirubakaran and SS Sundar passed an interim order to this impact today, issuing the following directions:
The Government is directed to ban downloading of TikTok Mobile App. The Media is prohibited from broadcasting the videos created using TikTok Mobile App. the government has got to answer whether or not the Union of India will enact a statute, like the Children’s online Privacy Protection Act, enacted by the United States, to prevent the youngsters turning into cyber/online victims.

The Court passed the order after expressing concern that the app hosts inappropriate content, as well as pornography, which is available for access to kids. The Bench has also expressed its consternation that minors are exposed to strangers online through TikTok.

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