New Delhi : The government has sent notices to Chinese apps, including TikTok, that the order to block them will be continued. TikTok was among the first companies to comply with the Government of India directive issued on June 29, 2020," a TikTok spokesperson said. The government had blocked 59 Chinese apps in June and 118 more apps, including PUBG mobile game, in September. The US also issued orders to ban popular Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat to safeguard national security, weeks after India banned them, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country. Trump said that India has banned the use of more than 200 Chinese connected software applications throughout the country.
Source: Mint January 23, 2021 14:10 UTC