InvestorQ : Why has government banned so many Chinese apps like Tik Tok and We Chat in a single stroke?
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Why has government banned so many Chinese apps like Tik Tok and We Chat in a single stroke?

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diksha shah answered.
3 months ago


Chinese apps were getting extremely popular in India and the government’s worry was that the Chinese government and the army were using it to endanger national security. This becomes a real problem as India fights a limited war with China on the LAC nearly Ladakh. This led to the blanket ban on nearly 59 Chinese apps that are popular in India.

The apps banned with immediate effect include some popular apps like Tik Tok, We Chat, Baidu, UC Browser etc. Some like Tik Tok, a video uploading app, is extremely popular in India. These apps have been banned on the grounds of national security and the two largest mobile platform providers, Apple and Google, have been asked to block access.

The government has alleged that these apps use mischievous software to collect data that could threaten the sovereign and integrity of India. This problem has become pronounced as the popularity of these apps coincides with border problems. These apps providers are allegedly indulging in activities prejudicial to India’s national interest.