Opinion | The case against Chinese apps eyeing Indian smartphones4 min read 28 Apr 2019, 09:30 PM IST
China’s internet and technology firms enjoy a massive home advantage that their Western and Indian competitors do not
Should we applaud the Madras High Court’s decision to revoke the ban on TikTok, a video sharing app owned by China’s ByteDance, which has over 120 million monthly-active users in India? On the face of it, India should not block any social media platform, and certainly not because you can access pornography on it. So, the judiciary’s initial decision banning the app in response to a public interest litigation against TikTok was troubling. The ban was an abridgement of freedom of expression and a restriction on free media. It is just as well that the high court revoked the ban, albeit after extracting a commitment from ByteDance that it would take measures against pornography.
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