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India bans TikTok and 59 other Chinese apps.

On the grounds of "national security".
India Bans TikTok News Asia Today

Relations between India and China are worsening.

Just yesterday, India banned TikTok and 59 Chinese mobile apps on the grounds of “national security”.

This comes after China and India’s military forces clashed at the border of Ladakh on June 15th this year, resulting in over 20 deaths and 75 injured.

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Indian users can no longer access TikTok anymore.

The Indian government argues that these apps have been used to spy on Indian users, sending the information back to China.

They also add that the data could’ve been used to profile Indian users.

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Earlier this month, Indian users sent a flurry of 1 star reviews on TikTok’s app store pages. The negative reviews were later removed by Google.

At this point in time, it is still unclear how things will develop in the future, and whether or not the Indian government will enforce the banning on a technical level.

Currently the apps are still available on app stores, and can still be accessed via VPN.

Wilfred Tan
Former journalist cum editor. I lead the content creation process at News Asia Today. From the awesome country of Malaysia.