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India's ban on TikTok downloads has been revoked

India's ban on TikTok downloads has been revoked

The ban on social video platform TikTok has been lifted within India after little over a week.

Earlier this month, Indian lawmakers accused TikTok of spreading explicit content, including pornography.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology issued a ban that stopped new users from joining the app. Existing users were unaffected by the order.

TikTok has said that it can work to keep illicit content from circulating on the platform, which boasts over 500m daily users, but the reasons for revoking the ban are not certain.

“We are glad about this decision and we believe it is also greatly welcomed by our thriving community in India, who use TikTok as a platform to showcase their creativity," TikTok parent company ByteDance said in a statement today.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to continue serving our users better. While we’re pleased that our efforts to fight against misuse of the platform has been recognised, the work is never “done” on our end. We are committed to continuously enhancing our safety features as a testament to our ongoing commitment to our users in India.”


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