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TikTok Blocked on Google and Apple Stores:- Google and Apple Stores have blocked TikTok, a Chinese based internet firm Bytedance's social media app in India. The move came after the directions from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Madras High Court on April 3rd asked to prohibit the downloads of TikTok. Lakhs of teenagers have been using the app to share short videos. Apple and Google stores blocked TikTok from Tuesday evening.
All those who have downloaded the app can be able to use on their smartphones but the new downloads are not recommended. Madras High Court refused to stay the ban of the app and an independent counsel has been formed to investigate the case. The Court even asked the Centre to ban the app as several children are vulnerable to exposure by sexual predators. Before this, Supreme Court too refused to stay the ban of TikTok. The company said that all the current 120 million subscribers would continue to use the platform and utilize their services.