India Bans Bigo Live, TikTok, ShareIt, Mobile Legends And 55 More Chinese Applications Over Privacy Issues

The government of India has banned 59 applications, which include TikTok, ShareIt, Mobile Legends, and WeChat, which are developed by companies in China.

The move comes after a deadly clash between their militaries this month.

2 weeks ago, Indian and Chinese soldiers faced off with each other on the disputed border between the borders of the 2 countries.

20 Indian soldiers died during the faceoff.

Earlier this week, India announced that it will be banning 59 Chinese applications as part of their retaliation against China.

Here is a complete list of the banned applications:

1. TikTok
2. Shareit
3. Kwai
4. UC Browser
5. Baidu map
6. Shein
7. Clash of Kings
8. DU battery saver
9. Helo
10. Likee
11. YouCam makeup
12. Mi Community
13. CM Browers
14. Virus Cleaner
15. APUS Browser
17. Club Factory
18. Newsdog
19. Beutry Plus
20. WeChat
21. UC News
22. QQ Mail
23. Weibo
24. Xender
25. QQ Music
26. QQ Newsfeed
27. Bigo Live
28. SelfieCity
29. Mail Master
30. Parallel Space
31. Mi Video Call — Xiaomi
32. WeSync
33. ES File Explorer
34. Viva Video — QU Video Inc
35. Meitu
36. Vigo Video
37. New Video Status
38. DU Recorder
39. Vault- Hide
40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
41. DU Cleaner
42. DU Browser
43. Hago Play With New Friends
44. Cam Scanner
45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
46. Wonder Camera
47. Photo Wonder
48. QQ Player
49. We Meet
50. Sweet Selfie
51. Baidu Translate
52. Vmate
53. QQ International
54. QQ Security Center
55. QQ Launcher
56. U Video
57. V fly Status Video
58. Mobile Legends
59. DU Privacy

TikTok is the most known application in the list.

According to analysts, up to a third of TikTok’s global users belong from India.

In a statement that was released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (India), they said:

The Chinese apps were “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India. The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defense of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures.

Minutes after the announcement was made, the official TikTok account of India (MyGov) was disabled. The account had around 1.1 million followers.

The government of China did not release a comment about the move that India made.

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