Google has blocked popular Chinese app TikTok in India following the Madras High Court order directing the Centre to prohibit downloading the mobile app.
The Central government asked Google and Apple to comply with the court order as instructions for the same were sent to the companies.
The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court, in its April 3 order, directed the Centre to ban TikTok over its contents, adding that the app encouraged pornography and children were vulnerable to it.
It also directed the media not to telecast video clips made with TikTok.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the Madras HC order citing that it was an interim order and that the matter would be heard by the bench.
The app, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, allows users to create short videos and then share them.
TikTok, in a statement, said that it hoped for an outcome that its 120 million active users in India to continue using the app.