Indian Govt bans TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps

As tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China continues, the Government of India has decided to ban on 59 Chinese apps, including Tik Tok.
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In May internet users across India called for the ban of TikTok, bringing down it’s rating on Google’s Play Store from 4.6 stars to 2 because of the argument between two influencers of youtube and TikTok. The Chinese short video application is owned by ByteDance, which — at $100 billion — in the world’s most valued private technology company

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As tensions along the Indian border continue, the Government of India has decided to ban Chinese apps diverting data and those with privacy issues. The government will be announcing a ban on 59 such Chinese apps, including Tik Tok.

A government press release announced the ban stating that the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since given information available they are engaged in activities which are harmful to sovereignty and integrity of India.

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Most Tiktok users are from India, followed by China and the US. And the Tiktok is Popular among the youngsters, and there are hundreds of influencers in Tiktok who earns money from it. TikTok crossed the 2 billion downloads very soon after passing the 1.5 billion downloads mark in the first quarter of 2020. Out of the 2 billion downloads, India turned out to be the biggest driver with over 611 million downloads. People found TikTok to be most entertaining and engaging in quarantine.

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following is the list of apps that have been banned by the government:

TikTok
Shareit
Kwai
Mi Community
CM Browers
Virus Cleaner
APUS Browser
ROMWE
Club Factory
NewsdogUC Browser
Baidu map
Shein
Clash of Kings
DU battery saver
Helo
Likee
YouCam makeup

Beutry Plus
WeChat
UC News
QQ Mail
Weibo
Xender
QQ Music
QQ Newsfeed
Bigo Live
SelfieCity
Mail Master
Parallel Space
Mi Video Call Xiaomi
WeSync
ES File Explorer
Viva Video QU Video Inc
Meitu
Vigo Video
New Video Status
DU Recorder
Vault- Hide
Cache Cleaner DU App studio
DU Cleaner
DU Browser
Hago Play With New Friends
Cam Scanner
Clean Master Cheetah Mobile
Wonder Camera
Photo Wonder
QQ Player
We Meet
Sweet Selfie
Baidu Translate
Vmate
QQ International
QQ Security Center
QQ Launcher
U Video
V fly Status Video
Mobile Legends
DU Privacy

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