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- TikTok has been faraway from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in India.
- The firm launched an official assertion about its ban.
- The ban on TikTok in India could be short-term.
Viral video-sharing app TikTok has been faraway from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in India after the nation banned 59 Chinese apps on Monday. However, those that have already got the app put in proceed to have entry to it.
India and China are at loggerheads proper now resulting from an ongoing border dispute. Because of this, there’s a widespread name to boycott Chinese apps and items within the nation and the removing of TikTok from Indian app shops is a direct repercussion of that. According to the Indian authorities, the short-video app, together with 58 others, engages in “actions prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, protection of India, safety of state and public order.”
Weirdly sufficient, different Chinese apps like SHAREit, UC Browser, and WeChat that are additionally on the record of banned apps proceed to stay accessible on each Google’s and Apple’s app shops.
What does TikTok need to say?
In response to those sudden sanctions from the Indian authorities, TikTok posted the next assertion at present on its Twitter account.
— TikTok India (@TikTok_IN) June 30, 2020
From what we will learn, there’s nonetheless an opportunity that TikTok could be reinstated on app shops in India. The firm clearly states that it is going to be assembly with authorities stakeholders to assessment the scenario and that it stands by its knowledge privateness and safety practices.
However, it’s not at all times been a clean trip for TikTok in India. The app was additionally banned within the nation final yr for permitting pornographic and sleazy content material. It then undertook a number of steps to make sure the protection of its customers with a view to be reinstated.
For now, the Indian authorities has mentioned that the ban on TikTok and different Chinese apps is an interim measure. It will give these apps a chance to current their case earlier than a committee together with representatives from varied ministers. The committee will then make suggestions on whether or not the apps ought to stay banned or must be cleared to be used.
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