IAMAI says the ban could impede foreign direct investment and affect the expansion of the Digital India initiative.
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Android users will simply be able to download the app from unauthorised sources.
TikTok download no longer available in India: Apple, Google block access on respective app stores after court order
TikTok app is no longer available on Google’s Play store in India, however, it is still downloadable via App Store.
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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.
TikTok has gained popularity among preteens, adolescents especially in Tier II, III cities in India.
The Madras HC on 3 April passed an order directing the Center to prohibit the use of the TikTok app.