According to people familiar with the decision, over government concerns with illicit content Google and Apple Inc. complied with an Indian court order to block downloads of the popular app TikTok. App’s owner cold handicap by the move. the world's most highly valued startup, China's Bytedance Ltd in one of its most promising markets.
Federal government was earlier asked to ban Tik Tok by a court, citing concerns the video-sharing mobile app exposed children to troubling content, including pornographySupreme Court overruled the fought against the proposal by Butedance. Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Apple Inc. were asked by regulators to remove TikTok from their app stores. Google and Apple declined to comment.for representatives. Said one of the people familiar with the decision, who asked not to be identified discussing private matters The court ruling restricts future downloads of the app in India, not existing users.
We have faith in the Indian judicial system and we are optimistic about an outcome that would be well received by over 120 million monthly active users in India." "The case is still ongoing to date,"a company said .A Bytedance women provided a statement on the India situation but declines to comment on the app store decisions.
Similar to the way China regulates the web, India is one of several nations across Asia adopting more draconian oversight of internet companies.
Bytedance has most of his users and sales in China , it creates social and news reading apps. Giving Bytedance more global reach than any other Chinese tech company TikTok has exploded in popularity elsewhere. Company was closely held at $75 billion as valued investers.
TikTok's removal from Google's app store in India was earlier reported by reuters.