India has banned TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps. Thus, it joins the United States, which has also vetoed TikTok in official and military fields.

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The popular TikTok video social network and 58 other Chinese apps have been banned in India. A severe setback, as it was unable to operate in the second-most populous country in the world, with almost 1.4 billion inhabitants. The Indian government has issued a statement accusing these applications of “compromising the security, defense, sovereignty, and integrity of India.” Military sources call them “spyware and malware.” In addition to TikTok, there are very popular social networks like WeChat or Weibo, browsers, antivirus, Xiaomi apps like Mi Community or Mi Video Call, and even games like Clash of Kings.

TikTok has long been a target in the United States, where it has been banned in government and military media, considering it an app that collects all kinds of user data. Experts who have analyzed it practically believe it spyware. Now India goes one step further and completely prohibits it. The Indian government itself, which had a TikTok account with more than a million followers, has closed it after the announcement.

The government statement indicates that the India Cyber Crime Communication Center has thoroughly analyzed these 59 apps, and concluded that “they pose a serious risk to data security and privacy.” The decision also has a political component. On June 15, a confrontation on the border with China in the Himalayas left 20 Indian soldiers dead. Since then, there have been boycotts of Chinese products in the country, with calls to “consume national product” carried out by Indian ministers and authorities.

A few weeks ago, an app to remove all Chinese mobile apps, which Google removed from Google Play, became very popular in the country. Both the United States and India reject this as a political decision and claim that TikTok poses a risk to data security and privacy. A doubly worrying fact considering that it is mainly used by children and adolescents worldwide. It is even more popular than YouTube in these age groups.

We will see how the matter ends, but this ban is undoubtedly a hard blow for TikTok, as it is one of the countries with the most significant number of users.

This is the list of the 59 Chinese apps that India has banned:

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UC Browser
Baidu map
Clash of Kings
DU battery saver
YouCam makeup
My Community
CM Browers
Virus Cleaner
APUS Browser
Club Factory
News dog
Beauty Plus
UC News
QQ Mail
QQ Music
QQ Newsfeed
Bigo Live
Mail Master
Parallel Space
Mi Video Call - Xiaomi
ES File Explorer
Viva Video - QU Video Inc
Vigo Video
New Video Status
DU Recorder
Cache Cleaner DU App studio
DU Cleaner
DU Browser
I do Play With New Friends.
Cam Scanner
Clean Master - Cheetah Mobile
Wonder camera
Photo wonder
QQ Player
We Meet
Sweet Selfie
Baidu Translate
Go away
QQ International
QQ Security Center
QQ Launcher
U Video
V fly Status Video
Mobile Legends
DU Privacy