TikTok ban in India


Is TikTok going to be banned in India? Madras High Court earlier this week asked the Central government to ban downloads of the viral video sharing network for “encouraging pornography.” The court said children who were using TikTok were vulnerable to exposure to sexual predators. TikTok was quick to respond to the court order saying it will “review and take appropriate action regarding this matter.”

It’s not the first time TikTok has drawn flak over its poor content moderation. Earlier this year, IT minister of Tamil Nadu M Manikandan described some of the content on TikTok as “unbearable.” Last year, Indonesia banned TikTok on similar grounds. Later, the ban was lifted after TikTok promised to take action against inappropriate content

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