Earlier this month, we told you how the Tik Tok app had been banned in India, therefore Apple and Google had to take the appropriate measures.
The authorities from Tamil Nadu had banned the app for illicit content and encouraging cultural degeneration through pornographic content. Also, there were reports that a 15-year-old girl committed suicide after being harassed on the app.
This Wednesday, the Indian government has lifted the ban on downloads of the TikTok video app. Of course, the order only affected the stores and new adepts, as the users already had the app downloaded. While the developer – Beijing ByteDance Technology Co. – had tried to convince the Supreme Court to overrule the ban, the attempt was not successful until this week, that is.
TikTok insisted they had removed about 6 million videos beforethe Indian government allegation.
It isn’t the first incident of this kind for TikTok, as the company owning the app was fined $5.7 million by the FTC in the USA because it was violating children’s privacy law (COPPA) through Musical.ly, integrated in Tik Tok.
The owner of TikTok said that he will continue to work to limit illegitimate activity: “We are committed to continuously enhancing our safety features as a testament to our ongoing commitment to our users in India.”