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TikTok: No SC stay on ban, Govt asks Apple and Google to take down TikTok app, Technology News, ETtech

The move, by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity), comes after the Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay an earlier order by the Madras High Court to ban the app. Meity’s order will help stop further downloads of the application, but people who have already downloaded it will be able to continue using it on their smartphones, said both the people familiar with the development. “At TikTok, we have faith in the Indian Judicial system and the stipulations afforded to social media platforms by the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011,” Tiktok said in an emailed statement. TikTok was the third most installed app globally during Q1 across the App Store and Google Play, the same rank it held during the previous quarter, according to Sensor Tower, a market analysis firm.

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