India government wants TikTok removed from the Apple App Store

India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has asked Apple to remove the Chinese social video app, TikTok, from the Apple App Store.

Image courtesy of “Variety.”

Image courtesy of “Variety.”

“The High Court asked the government to prohibit download of TikTok application. It (MeitY) is ensuring that by asking Google and Apple to delete it from the app stores. Now it is up to the companies to do it or appeal the order,” one of “two people associated with the matter” told The Economic Times.

The concern is that to young people can be exposed to nudity within the app and perhaps even be targeted for abuse. However, ByteDance says it can’t be held liable for actions of third parties on the platform and that TikTok is simply like any other social media platform.