Indian Govt. on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including hugely popular TikTok. TikTok, which took India’s Internet by storm as millions of youth used the app to create and share short comedy, music, and creative videos. It is one of the biggest platforms for creators after YouTube. The video-sharing app has given birth to several TikTok stars who have a huge following, ranging in millions.
A government press release announcing the ban stated: “The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order“.
Here is the list of apps blocked by the government:
Alternatives of All 59 Banned Chinese Apps