The Chinese video application TikTok, the sequel to Musical.ly, has disappeared from the Google Play Store in India. This was after the Indian government ordered Google and Apple to block the application. This was due to concerns about pornographic content. Although the app is still available on the Apple Store and anyone who already has it installed on an Android device can continue to use it, you will not be able to download it from the Play Store any more.
Bangladesh has banned the application. In the US, the creators of the application also have 5.7 million heavy buses around the neck, as the application illegally collects information about minors.
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About 500 million people around the world use TikTok. Of these, 120 million are in India alone. In TikTok you can upload and edit videos longer than 15 seconds. Many users are still in childhood or adolescence.
Increasingly negative headlines
Now TikTok has filed a complaint with the Supreme Court in India. As the Guardian reports, TikTok said on Tuesday: "We have confidence in the Indian judicial system and we are optimistic that we will reach an agreement that will attract all 120 million users in India." In addition, Chinese company Bytedance, owner of TikTok, said it would do more to ensure the content of its platform is safe and positive.
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TikTok has made increasingly negative headlines in India. For example, a man in Delhi accidentally shot a friend while recording a video for the platform, which also contained a weapon. In another case, a man shot a second man with a homemade weapon that started unexpectedly. They also wanted to shoot a video of TikTok.
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