TIK-TOK BANNED IN INDIA
So Tiktok banned in India finally. Govt. banned 59 Chinese applications including Tik-Tok as tension raised in Ladakh. As tension continues to increase on LAC with China, Indian Government decided to ban 59 Chinese applications including Tik-Tok.
Govt. bans 59 Chinese applications including Tik-Tok as tension raised in Ladakh.
As tension continues to increase on LAC with China, Indian Government decided to ban 59 Chinese applications including Tik-Tok.
Indian Government has released a list of all 59 apps, which are included in the banned list. This list also contains the infamous TIK-TOK app too.
The press release was done on Monday night, June 29, 2020. The government said these apps were engaged with activities that were a threat to the Defense, Integrity and Sovereignty of India.
After this P.R. 50 apps including Tik-Tok is banned in India now.
The press release further said that the Ministry of Information Technology has gotten “numerous portrayals raising worries from residents with respect to security of data and hazard to protection identifying with activity of certain applications.
Here are the 59 Chinese apps that have been banned by the Indian government:
- UC Browser
- Baidu map
- Clash of Kings
- DU battery saver
- YouCam makeup
- Mi Community
- CM Brower
- Virus Cleaner
- APUS Browser
- Club Factory
- Beauty Plus
- UC News
- QQ Mail
- QQ Music
- QQ Newsfeed
- Bigo Live
- Mail Master
- Parallel Space
- Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
- ES File Explorer
- Viva Video – QU Video Inc
- 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
- QQ International
- QQ Security Center
- QQ Launcher
- U Video
- V fly Status Video
- Mobile Legends
- DU Privacy
This action from the Govt. came after the June 15 clashes with the Chinese troops, in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action.
Within minutes of this release, the Indian government’s official Tik-Tok account MyGov, which had a huge 1.1 million followers, was also disabled.
These apps were banned as they were suspected to be involved in activities that could be a threat to Indian Defense, Integrity and Sovereignty.
This step was taken by the recommendation of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Ministry said that these apps were a threat to citizen’s data security and privacy also.
They also said that this step will safeguard the interest of crores of Internet users in India.
India not the only country to ban Chinese apps:
You will be surprised to know that India is not the only country to ban Chinese apps over privacy and cyber security concerns of their citizens.
Taiwan also has banned some Chinese apps and so has Germany.
Among the apps, TIK-TOK has the maximum number of users in India; it is followed by China and US.
During this COVID-19 Pandemic, mostly people are in quarantine, and they find TIK-TOK most entertaining and engaging among all apps.
This is the secret of the sudden increase of popularity of TIK-TOK. But finally the infamous app Tik-Tok is banned in India.
This ban is a major blow to China’s Digital silk route projects, which will give millions of dollars to Chinese companies.
Now we can assume that many more countries will follow India’s path and ban Chinese apps.
The Modi Government shows its gigantic purpose and adroitness of drawing in China on different fronts and hitting China where it harms the most.
This is India’s first salvo to China after the fringe conflicts, indicating that India has a various scope of retaliatory alternatives.
Tik-Tok, Xiaomi, Cam Scanner, Club Factory, UC Browser are expected to be the worst-hit apps
because their user volume is very high.
All India Traders Association (CAIT) welcomed this move, as this will strengthen their BOYCOTT CHINA campaign.
This could be a great opportunity for the local apps companies across the world to grab the customers as they have the high usage habit…
Courtesy: CHINESE APPS– Tik-Tok and Share-It being good examples.