A pattern of targeted disinformation on TikTok and Facebook was recently reported by a digital analytics firm in Delhi.
TikTok allows users to create and share short videos with special effects and is hugely popular in Southeast Asia.
TikTok’s sponsored 'hashtag challenges' are one of the main ways for companies to advertise on the app.
The US Committee on Foreign Investment is looking into ByteDance’s $1 billion purchase of Musical.ly app.
TikTok, hugely popular with U.S. teenagers, has come under scrutiny from U.S. regulators in recent months.
It's already under scrutiny by the US government over concerns about data storage and possible censorship.
Bytedance is seeking to provide assurances to CFIUS that personal data held by TikTok, is stored securely in the US.
Meity has sent a list of 24 questions that TikTok parent company ByteDance must answer by 22 July.
TikTok had a record 41.7 mn app downloads in Q1 2019 and has 119.3 million active users in India
While fresh downloads of TikTok apps are currently blocked, existing users can all use the app.
Bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and SS Sundar has vacated the interim order by the Supreme Court of India (SC), on 22 April, to ban of TikTok in the country,
The company says it would also increase the number of employees in India to 1,000 people by the year-end.
TikTok Ban in India: Uncertain future for app looms; rise in content regulation could impact many others
While there is no doubt that there are significant issues with TikTok, a reading of the order does not clarify what justified a ban.
Currently, 500 million users worldwide are busy creating 15-second videos on TikTok.
Bytedance has filed a request to the Supreme Court of India stating that a ban will hurt free speech rights.
The court has also prohibited the media from broadcasting videos made on the application.