MUMBAI: The Madras High Court recently denied the stay order on popular mobile application TikTok, and the government on Tuesday asked Google and Apple to comply with the court order and to block access to the application.
Hours after the court refused China-based Bytedance Technology’s request to suspend the ban, Google blocked access to the app in India. The app allows users to create short videos and then share them. The court had directed the centre to ban it over concerns about access to pornographic content through it.
The court appointed senior advocate Arvind Datar as an independent counsel in the case to examine the implications of the app. The next hearing on April 24th.
The owners of TikTok are positive about the appointment of Arvind. The company released a statement saying that they are optimistic about the outcome.