Madras HC Lifts TikTok Ban

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Mumbai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday lifted its earlier ban on the download and use of the popular video-sharing app, TikTok.

The Bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and SS Sundar lifted the ban today after hearing submissions made by TikTok and Amicus Curiae, Senior Advocate Arvind Datar. TikTok had told the Madras HC the have an in-built security mechanism and that machine moderation won’t allow obscene content.

In a statement, the company said: “We are glad about this decision and we believe it is also greatly welcomed by our thriving community in India, who use TikTok as a platform to showcase their creativity. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue serving our users better. While we’re pleased that our efforts to fight against misuse of the platform has been recognised, the work is never “done” on our end. We are committed to continuously enhancing our safety features as a testament to our ongoing commitment to our users in India.”