TikTok Just Got Banned In India Over Fears It Is Exposing Children To Porn And Sexual Predators

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TikTok, the popular, Chinese social networking app that lets users post videos of themselves set to music, has been banned in India, the company’s largest market.

On Tuesday night, both Google and Apple pulled TikTok from the Play Store and the App Store in the country following orders from an Indian High Court, which said that the app exposed Indians to pornography and could expose children to sexual predators.

Bytedance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, had challenged the High Court’s decision in India’s Supreme Court, saying it went against free speech rights, but on Monday, the Supreme Court sent the case back to the High Court, which rejected the company’s request to defer the ban.

The move is a blow to TikTok. More than 120 million of the app’s 500 million users are from India, and the app has been a viral hit in hundreds of

 


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