The Government of India has issued a meantime order to block 59 apps, including TikTok and they are in the continuous procedure to obey it. Government has been requested to submit clarifications and join with concerned stakeholders for an opportunity to answer. TikTok continues to comply with all security requirements and data privacy under Indian law and has not shared any data of a user in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese government too, TikTok India said.
TikTok is mostly used by everyday Indians to share lip-syncing, funny pet videos and dancing as TikTok’s core focus is small 20-to-15-second videos and its capability to surface the most-relevant entertaining content to each user in the past. Still, with tensions rising by the time — including the INDIA move last month to shut down the Chinese consulate in the nation vow to retaliate — it’s pretty hard to dissolve the threat entirely as political bluster. And so it’s worth giving a thought to what’s at stake in a potential ban of TikTok, and what the consequences to shut down such a widely used app might be.
Does a move to outlaw TikTok make sense?