TikTok video app banned from Google and Apple app stores in Indian jurisdiction
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TikTok is a social media app based on making and sharing short videos that had reported its billionth download not long ago. This level of popularity is largely bolstered by Indian users, who made up about 25% of its base at last count. However, a government department in this country has required that the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in this country remove their entries for this app.
The order, which has been obtained by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology as a result of a High Court ruling, prevents new users from accessing the app from these platforms. However, the ban cannot prevent those with pre-existing installs from using TikTok in the country.