The Madras High Court on Wednesday lifted the ban on Chinese social media app TikTok, after the government curbed its downloads in India. With TikTok in India popularly known for its cringe-worthy videos, its ban was widely celebrated on social media. And now that high court has reversed the order, TikTok users celebrating. However, not everyone is happy with people wanting the ban to continue. Twitter is filled with mixed reactions with #TimeToTikTok among top Twitter trends. Funny memes, hilarious jokes and puns on TikTok users are being shared widely on the micro-blogging site.TikTok Ban in India Lifted by Madras High Court, Chinese App Free For Download.
TikTok was banned three weeks ago for hosting obscene videos including "pornographic and inappropriate content". While TikTok users could use the app, downloading it from the app store was not allowed. And now that TikTok is back, users have taken to Twitter expressing their happiness.
Check out the Twitter reactions below:
User reaction: pic.twitter.com/peOZBVUUAg
— mSalman (@mohdsalman064) April 25, 2019
Every TikTok user ever!
— Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) April 25, 2019
— Dev pokhariya (@Devpokhariya) April 25, 2019
Reaction of TikTok users
*Madras high court lifts ban on tik-tok*
Tik-tok users: pic.twitter.com/ekLf4I4maH
— Anup Shah (@anupshah1997) April 25, 2019
Time for awesome videos
— بے- پرواہ बे-परवाह (@BlueTiick) April 25, 2019
The Madras High Court had issued the ban on TikTok following Supreme Court's order on April 3. Following which ByteDance, the developer of TikTok, challenged the Madras High Court's ex-parte order in the Supreme Court. While the top court initially refused to intervene, on April 22, it later asked the Madras High Court to decide on TikTok's plea for interim relief by April 24.
An interim order on the ban of TikTok was passed in the country. The bench that heard the matter, warned if any controversial video violating its condition was found on the platform, it would be considered a contempt of court. It also expressed concerns about the crimes against children. The court has also observed that children are being exposed to inappropriate content including pornography through TikTok.