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TikTok Reacts as India Bans Its Citizens From Using TikTok and 56 other Applications

India bans its citizens from using TikTok and 56 other Chinese applications and TikTok sends message to everyone via a statement.

TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos.

TikTok reacts to Indian’s ban in a statement ;

“Building empowered local management teams in the countries where TikTok operates, including India, has been critical to our global success.

While the Government of India has issued an interim order to block 59 apps, our team of around 2,000 employees in India is committed to working with the government to demonstrate our dedication to user security and our commitment to the country overall.

We are proud to provide hundreds of millions of users in India – and around the world – a creative platform for their stories, performances, education, and, often, a way to make their livelihood.”

On the 29th of June, the Indian Ministry of technology stated that the 56 banned apps “are engaged in activities… prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” the ministry of information technology in a statement said :

“The government of India has decided to disallow the usage of certain apps… This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.”

Bloomberg reported that, “The move marks another attempt by India to reduce dependence on its neighbor’s products and hampers efforts by China’s largest corporations to expand beyond their own borders — a collective endeavor encapsulated by TikTok’s phenomenal success abroad and particularly in India, ByteDance’s largest international market.

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“The world’s most valuable startup responded by saying it will meet with Narendra Modi’s government to discuss the matter.”
The tensions between the world’s two most populous nations will continue to rise.

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