TikTok banned in India

TikTok, a very popular and fastest growing short-video sharing platform since few months has now banned in India and removed from Google Play store and Apple App store. Google and Apple blocked the download of the TikTok, following a request from the government of India.

But there are also some other market which will not make the ban very effective on the ground and the possible issue and concerns will continue to bother people, according to the market research firm techARC.

Any existing user of TikTok, who has already installed the TikTok on their smartphone, can share it with it with any such seeker through sharing app, such as shareIt, xender etc. Once the app will get shared through this process, other users can install and use it on their smartphone. and become a new user, said Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Chief Analyst at techARC.

“There is a need to have a holistic approach to get rid of such increasing digital menace, which cannot be absolved by technology and/or legal recourse alone,” Kawoosa said.

The TikTok app was banned due to concern over the Pornographic and inappropriate contents on the platform, the high court had directed the Center to ban the app. It will be next to impossible to enforce any law or order with such fragmented markets.

The Ministry of Electronics and IT had asked Google and Apple to block the App following the Supreme court’s refusal to stay the original Madras High Court order on April 3.

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TechArc also said that, TikTok app is now not available on Google Play Store and Apple App store, but people can even get it from third party app stores such as apkpure, androidapkbox, uptodown and apkmirror.