Indian court refuses to suspend ban order on Chinese app TikTok

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Indian court on Tuesday refused a request by China’s Bytedance Technology to suspend a ban on its popular video app TikTok, a lawyer involved in the case said, putting the app’s future in one of its key markets in doubt.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of TikTok application is seen on a mobile phone screen in this picture illustration taken February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Illustration/File Photo

TikTok, which allows users to create and share short videos with special effects, has become hugely popular in India but has been criticized by some politicians who say its content is inappropriate.

The app was still available on both Apple and Google platforms on Tuesday after the Tamil Nadu state court upheld the ban and it was not immediately clear if and when those companies would implement the court order. Apple and Google did not respond to requests for comment.

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