Tiktok and more than 50 other Chinese applications have been banned in India

Last update there is June 30, 2020

The China Tiktok-based application has been banned in India, as well as more than 50 other requests, because of the state of current relations between China and India.

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Tiktok, as well as other applications belonging to Chinese, including Helo and Wechat, was banned by the Indian Government after invoking its power under section 69a of the Information Technology Act. The Government of India argued that this prohibition is necessary because these requests are “engaged in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, the defense of India, the security of the State and the security of the State and to public order “.

The decision of New Delhi intervenes only two weeks after skirmish between the Indian and Chinese armies beyond the border that is shared between the two nations. India has lost at least 20 soldiers in the conflict.

The prohibition could be a hard blow for Tiktok, which has at least 800 million users around the world. In addition to losing the Indian market, this action could encourage other countries to take similar measures against application. Sources said The Economic Times in India that more countries could follow the traces of India and prohibit the application.

Tiktok has faced a lot of controversy in recent months about its links with the Chinese government, as well as its porous security. In January, the Check Point Research based in Isreali found that the application contained many vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to steal user data. In addition, several branches of the United States government banned members to use the application.

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