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TikTok banned in India

Chinese App Ban: Government Invites TikTok To Submit Clarification

TikTok banned in India
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Hours after the Indian Government banned the popular video-sharing and social media app TikTok in the country, the video application said that it has been invited to meet concerned government authorities to submit clarifications. TikTok, a social media platform owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, is among 59 apps banned in India.

On Monday, the Government of India issued an order banning as many as 59 Chinese owned smartphone apps in the country, including TikTok in a move that the government described as necessary to protect the security and privacy interests of millions of Indian Internet users.

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In a statement released by the company, it was stated that the company complied with all Indian laws related to data privacy and had not shared information of any Indian user with foreign governments, including the Chinese government.

The government of India has issued an interim order for the blocking of 59 apps including UC Browser, Shein, Helo, WeChat, Club Factory, and Mi community. Perhaps the most popular app that was on the ban list, however, was TikTok, which over the last two years has managed to gain a strong user base amongst young Indians and spawned a creative content production ecosystem along the lines of YouTube.

The full list of 59 Chinese apps banned by the government: List of banned Chinese apps

At this time, TikTok and all other banned apps are not available for download on the Google Play Store for Android phones and the Apple App Store for the iPhone.

TikTok was banned in India on the order of the Madras High Court for a few days last year, but it came back soon after the court vacated the ban. This action, however, is more sweeping, impacts more apps, and has been taken in a specific strategic and national security context. It could be a warning to bigger Chinese businesses in India, and to China itself. взять займ с 18 летоформить быстрый займ онлайнчастный займ красноярск онлайн займ на карту на 3 месяцазайм на большой срокденьги всем займ

Mahima Joshi

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