Pompeo Says US “Looking At” Banning Chinese Social Media Apps: Report

Mike Pompeo’s remarks come amid increasing US-China tensions over the handling of coronavirus outbreak Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re […]

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Millions Switch to ‘Local TikToks’ After India Bans Chinese Apps

Millions of Indians have joined homegrown social media platforms since New Delhi banned a slew of Chinese apps, including TikTok, amid growing tensions between the giant neighbours, industry officials said Thursday. The ban comes as India steps up economic pressure on China following a border battle last month in which 20 Indian soldiers died. The […]

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China Says “Strongly Concerned” After India Blocks Chinese Apps

New Delhi: China said today that it was concerned about the Indian government blocking 59 mostly Chinese apps including TikTok and WeChat and was “verifying” the situation. “China is strongly concerned,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian was quoted by ANI as saying. He also told reporters during a daily briefing that India has a […]

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Hours After Ban, TikTok India Can Present “Clarifications”, It Says

TikTok India said today that it is complying with the government’s orders. New Delhi: TikTok India said today it had been invited to meet with government stakeholders for a chance to clarify after it was blocked on Monday along with 58 apps with Chinese links. The popular short video service also said it “continued to […]

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