Google blocks Chinese app TikTok after court order.

The move comes hours after the Centre direct Google and Apple to take off the popular video app TikTok from their app stores.

Google has blocked access to TikTok in India to comply with the Madras High Court's order to prohibit its downloads, news agency Reuters reported on Tuesday.

The move comes hours after the Centre issued instructions in this regard to Google and Apple. On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to stay the April 3 order of Madras High Cout that had directed the Centre to ban Tiktok app over concerns about access to pornographic content through it.

The app was still available on Apple’s platforms late on Tuesday but was no longer available on Google’s Play store in India.

In its April 3 order, the Madras HC said it was evident from media reports that pornography and inappropriate content were made available through such mobile applications. It had also directed the media not to telecast video clips made with TikTok.

The app, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, allows users to create short videos and then share them.