TIK-TOK knocks Indian Apex court's door for relief...


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This summer vacations you might not enjoy sharing videos captured by your mobile and edited on Tik-Tok,a video editing and sharing app. Founder company of the app Musical.ly has filed a plea against the Madras high court order of putting a ban on it.Voicing concern, the court had said that it was evident from media reports that pornography and inappropriate content were made available through such mobile applications.

The Supreme Court agreed in New Delhi on Tuesday to hear on April 15 a plea challenging a Madras High Court order that directed the Centre to ban the "TikTok" app over concerns about access to pornographic content through it.

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court had passed an ex-parte order and a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna agreed to hear the plea filed by Chinese company ByteDance, which said there were over billion downloads of its app.The apex court had on Monday refused urgent lisiting of the plea. 

As the "pornographic and inappropriate content" being made available through such apps, the high court on April 3 directed the Government of India(GoI) to ban mobile application "TikTok". 

The app allows the users to create short videos and then share them. The media is being directed not to telecast video clips made with TikTok. It had asked the government if it would enact a statute on the line of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act in the US and posted the matter for further hearing on April 16.
The high court's interim order came on a public interest litigation which alleged that the app encouraged the content "degraded culture and encouraged pornography".Even after the disaster caused by Blue whale online game, because of which suicides by several people reported, officials have not learnt that they should be alert to these types of problems, the high court said.
(With inputs from news agencies)

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