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Govt to continue ban on Chinese app including TikTok

NEW DELHI: The ban on Chinese apps, including Tiktok, is going to continue as the government has already issued notices to all the apps in this regard.

The Central government has sent notices to Chinese apps informing them that the order to block the apps will be continued. According to reports, the notice has been issued by the Ministry of Electronics and IT after reviewing replies of blocked apps.

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Tiktok has confirmed that the government has received a notice when contacted. “We are evaluating the notice and will respond appropriately,” said a Tiktok spokesman. “Tiktok was one of the first companies to follow the instructions issued by the Government of India on June 29, 2020. We constantly strive to comply with local laws and regulations and do our best to address any concerns of the government. Ensuring the privacy and security of all our users is our top priority,” he said.

The government had blocked 59 Chinese apps in June and 118 more apps, including PUBG mobile game, in September. The Ministry of Information Technology had blocked the apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act after learning that the apps are engaged in activities that are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order.

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