The Madras High Court is expected to hear protests of Chinese firm ByteDance in opposition to the Court’s prohibition of TikTok on 16 April.
TikTok has forwarded a report regarding the ban by Madras High Court, "We welcome the decision of the Madras High Court to appoint Arvind Datar as amicus curiae (independent counsel) to the court. We have faith in the Indian judicial system and we are optimistic about an outcome that would be well received by over 120 million monthly active users in India, who continue using TikTok to showcase their creativity and capture moments that matter in their everyday lives.”
Whilst it is to be witnessed if the Madras High Court, or after that, the Supreme Court will reserve the temporary order, the order presents fears for the future of content rule in the country.
TikTok is witnessing wonderful growth, so it’s a huge chance certainly. TikTok has turned out to be a viral sensation during the night with hoards of users. The application program also turned numerous commoners into well known personalities.
But, the news of its ban has turned into fodder for a few of the greatest memes all over the micro blogging site, Twitter.
Globally, TikTok has over 1.1 billion installs and during the initial quarter of this year, it came out as the third most installed application program in the globe, placing behind only Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, the report said.
Leading tech policy and media consultant Prasanto K. Roy old media, “The rise of TikTok (formerly Musical.ly), highlights where the future of the Internet in India is: video.”
“Of the 500 million smartphone and mobile broadband users in India, well over 300 million consume predominantly or only video. And as we get the next 200 million online by 2020, the video-only share will rise to over 70 per cent,” he said.
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