24/04/2019 7:45 PM IST

Madras High Court Lifts Ban On TikTok App

The ban was lifted on the condition that pornographic videos will not be uploaded on the app.

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The Madras High Court on Wednesday lifted the ban on Chinese social media app TikTok.

The matter was taken up after the Supreme Court directed the Madras High Court to decide on a plea of TikTok seeking interim relief of lifting the ban imposed by it, or else the high court’s earlier order against the app will stand vacated. 

The bench, according to NDTV, vacated its interim order banning the app, subject to conditions that pornographic videos will not be uploaded on it. 

The high court had on 3 April directed the Centre to ban TikTok after voicing concern over “pornographic and inappropriate content” being made available through such apps.

The high court had also directed the media not to telecast video clips made with TikTok. The app allows the users to create short videos and then share them.

Chinese company ByteDance, which owns TikTok app, had said in a filing to the Supreme Court that the ban was resulting in “financial losses” of up to $500,000 a day and had put more than 250 jobs at risk. 

(With PTI inputs)