TikTok still missing from App stores despite revoking of the ban!
Two days after Madras High Court's decision to lift the ban on TikTok, the lip-syncing video app is still unavailable on Apple's App Store and Google Play Store, which was removed last week.
Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that official communication to the technology companies would be made after it receives the court directive.
Deciding the case filed by advocate Muthukumar, the Madurai Bench on Wednesday vacated its interim order banning the app, subject to conditions that pornographic videos will not be uploaded on it, failing which contempt of court proceedings would begin.
Owned by Chinese company ByteDance, TikTok claims to have over 120 million monthly active users in India. A search for the app on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday did not yield any result.
While Google and Apple refused to share any official statement, the companies would be able to reinstate the app only when they receive an official directive revoking the ban.