Here comes another plot twist in YouTube vs TikTok war, Indian Govt. has come in at the last moment to destroy TikTok’s whole career.
Indian Govt. has decided to ban as much as 59 Chinese apps over security reasons.
Including TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser, Cam Scanner. (PUBG walo ko aisa dhak dhak horela hai)
Given the rising tension with China along the LAC, it’s not really a surprise. According to the government press release,
“In view of the emergent nature of threats, The Ministry of Information Technology 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.”
This indeed is a major blow to the China and the Indian government claims that after major complaints and problems, this surely will turn to be effective for India’s digital security and data privacy.