Madras HC’s Order Banning TikTok App, SC To Hear Plea Today
The Supreme Court will hear a plea challenging a Madras High Court order that directed the Centre to ban mobile application TikTok, on Monday, 15th April.
The Madras HC had, on 3rd April, issued the order over concerns about access to pornographic content through the app.
Madras High Court had directed the media not to telecast video clips made with TikTok. The app allows users to create short videos and then share them.
Madras High Court 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 16th April.
However, following the order, a Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna agreed to hear a plea filed by Chinese company ByteDance.
This app is highly dangerous as it plays with the mind of the child also it provokes the child pornography which is illegal. Some of the individuals are already addicted, at least the ban on the app can save the rest.