India bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok and Helo

published 29.06.2020 17:16

by Ivan Mehta from
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India has banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Shareit, Mi Video, and UC Browser amid tension between two countries.

The country’s IT ministry invoked Section 69A of the IT Act 2000 that lets the government block services if they’re deemed dangerous for sovereignty and integrity of the country: The list includes some major names such as TikTok and Helo that has hundreds of millions of users in India.

TikTok has more than 200 million users in India and almost a third of its downloads are by the users in the country.

Last year, the Bytedance-owned short video app was banned in the country for a short time for its ‘objectionable content’.

You can check out all 59 apps banned by India here.